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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus litteratus Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus litteratus Linnaeus, 1758
   Conus pardus Röding, 1798
   Conus arabicus Lamarck, 1810
   Conus grueneri Reeve, 1843

Common Name

The Letter-Marked Cone p.sp. 183      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
Gruener's Cone pl. 43, sp. 231 [as Conus grueneri]      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Lettered Cone p.160, pl.161      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.47 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambique
     Braga, J.M. 1952.  


depth: continental shelf [ to 50 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: animals [
polychaetes ]
habitat: coral reef [ in coral rubble ]
substrate: sand [ ]


 Allan, J. 1950. p.185, pl. 26, fig. 19 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.129, pl. 5, fig. 9 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.328-329 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.476-467 General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.70, fig. 1 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.146 General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.114, fig. 257 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 33, sp. 183 General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.132, pl. 18, fig. 1 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.79, pl. 10, figs. 1-4 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.345, fig. 318 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.209, pl. 43, figs. 8a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.144, pl. 97, fig. 9 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus litteratus Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14400) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-06-10.