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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Cucullus chaldaeus Röding, 1798
   Conus vermiculatus Lamarck, 1810

Common Name

Astrologer's Cone p.110      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Vermiculate Cone p.166, pl.167      Wilson, B 2002.  
Ko-madara-imo G3885 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G3885]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificMexico
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificGuatemala
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificEl Salvador
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificNicaragua
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificHonduras
  OBIS RegionsEastern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificPanama


depth: intertidal 
feeds on: polychaetes 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.134, pl. 45, fig. 4  General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.326 [ as Conus chaldeus ]  General reference
 Dufo 1840. p.170 [ as Conus vermiculatus Lamarck ]  General reference
 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. p.75, pl. 66, fig. 15 [ as Virroconus chaldaeus ]  New combination
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.92, fig. 14 General reference
 Iredale, T. 1929. p.282 [ as Conus vermiculatus Lamarck ]  General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.370, fig. 121I General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.145 [ as Conus chaldeus ]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.145, pl. 20, fig. 8 [ as Conus (Virroconus) chaldeus ]  General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.73, pl. 8, figs. 31-33 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.346 [ as Conus chaldeus ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.202, pl. 50, fig. 4  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.150, pl. 100, figs. 5-5a General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14295) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.