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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus mustelinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus mustelinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Conus australis Schröter, 1803
   Conus (Rhizoconus) melinus Shikama, 1964
   Conus (Leptoconus) zukiae Shikama, 1979

Common Name

The Ermine Cone p.sp. 34      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
Weasel Cone p.336      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Kimberley, WA to Angourie, NSW {WILSON1993B}

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaChagos Archipelago
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatu
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
feeds on: animals [ polychaetes (eunicid and nereid) ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: rocks 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.127, pl. 5, fig. 2 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.330, fig. 40 General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.116, pl. 37, fig. 7 [ as Rhizoconus mustelinus (Hwass) ]  New combination
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.133, pl. 23, figs. 7-10 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.211, pl. 43, figs. 2a-b  General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus mustelinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14438) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.