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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus muriculatus Sowerby, 1833

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus muriculatus Sowerby I, 1833
   Conus muriculatus var. laevigata Sowerby I, 1833
   Conus sugillatus Reeve, 1844

Common Name

The Prickly Cone p.sp. 112 [as Conus sugillatus]      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
The Bruised Cone p.sp. 247      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


eastern Qld, south to Angourie, NSW {WILSON1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatu
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTonga
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaCook Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene IslandsReunion
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaChagos Archipelago
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling


depth: continental shelf [ to 70 m, in New Caledonia to 40 m {Rocke1995x55} ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ in New Caledonia from 12 m {Rocke1995x55} ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.134-135, pl. 45, fig. 6 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.75, pl. 9, figs. 6-11 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.210, pl. 50, figs. 5a-b  General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus muriculatus Sowerby, 1833


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14431) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-08-07.