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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus obscurus Sowerby I, 1833

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus obscurus Sowerby I, 1833
   Conus halitropus Bartsch & Rehder, 1943

Common Name

The Obsure Cone p.sp. 82      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.48 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.220 


depth: continental shelf [ to about 40 m {Rocke1995x55} ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ most common subtidally {Rocke1995x55} ]
exposure: exposed [ intertidal rocky flats exposed to wave action {Rocke1995x55} ]
feeds on: animals [ fishes ]
habitat: coral reef 


 Habe, T. 1964. p.116, pl. 37, fig. 5 [ as Gastridium obscurus (Reeve) ]  New combination
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.72, figs. 24-25 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.376 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.147, pl. 17, fig. D General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.210, pl. 42, figs. 15-18 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.353 [ as Gastridium obscurus ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.211, pl. 41, figs. 2a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.150, pl. 100, fig. 1 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus obscurus Sowerby I, 1833


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14448) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-12.