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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus omaria Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus omaria Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Conus sindon Reeve, 1843
   Conus convolutus Sowerby II, 1858
   Conus omaria var. magoides Melvill, 1900
   Conus patonganus da Motta, 1982
   Conus viperinus Lauer, 1986

Common Name

Omaria Cone p.195      Coleman, N. 1981.  
The Pearled Cone p.sp. 177      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  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
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China


depth: continental shelf [ to about 50 m, to 100 m in West Thailand {Rocke1995x55} ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
feeds on: gastropods [ Cypraeidae, Olividae and Strombidae ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand [ and rubble ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.123, pl. 1, fig. 8 General reference
 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. p.72, pl. 64, fig. 4 [ as Darioconus omaria ]  New combination
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.78, figs. 5-8 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.293, pl. 62, figs. 14-25 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.212, pl. 41, fig. 11  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.140, pl. 98, figs. 2-2a General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14450) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.