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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus imperialis Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus imperialis Linnaeus, 1758
   Conus fuscatus Born, 1778
   Cucullus coronaducalis Röding, 1798
   Cucullus regius Röding, 1798
   Conus viridulus Lamarck, 1810
   Conus queketti E.A. Smith, 1906
   Conus imperialis nigrescens Barros e Cunha, 1933
   Conus imperialis flavescens Barros e Cunha, 1933
   Conus dautzenbergi Fenaux, 1942
   Conus douvillei Fenaux, 1942
   Conus imperialis compactus Wils, 1970

Common Name

The Imperial Cone p.sp. 60      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
The Darkened Cone p.sp. 184      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
The Greenish Cone p.sp. 182 [as Conus viridulus]      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia


depth: continental shelf [ to 75 m, to 240 m in Philippines ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: polychaetes 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.126, pl. 3, fig. 6 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.328 General reference
 Dufo 1840. p.176 General reference
 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. p.75, pl. 66, fig. 5 [ as Rhombus imperialis ]  New combination
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.66, figs. 1-4 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.373-374, fig. 122J General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.146 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 12, sp. 60 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 33, sp. 184 [ as Conus fuscatus ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 33, sp. 182 [ as Conus viridulus ]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.133, pl. 18, fig. 5 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.47, pl. 3, figs. 1-13 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.314, fig. 316 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.207 [pl. 43, figs 6a, b]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.144, pl. 97, fig. 7 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus imperialis Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14383) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-07-30.