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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus praecellens A. Adams, 1854

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus bicolor Sowerby I, 1833
   Conus sinensis Sowerby II, 1841
   Conus sowerbii Reeve, 1849
   Conus praecellens Adams, 1854
   Conus sowerbyi Sowerby II, 1857
   Conus sowerbyi var. subaequalis Sowerby III, 1870

Common Name

The Chinese Cone p.sp. 76 [as Conus sinensis]      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  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 AfricaMascarene IslandsReunion
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSomalia
  PRELOVED RegionsIndia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia?
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaTaiwan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatu
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.48 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: continental slope [ to 250 m, Loyalty Islands in 200-250 m ]
depth: subtidal [ from 10 m ]
substrate: mud [


 Brazier, J. 1877. p.289 [ as Leptoconus praecellens ]  New combination
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.144, pl. 51, fig. 1 General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.114, pl. 36, fig. 10 [ as Conasprella praecellea (A. Adams) ]  New combination
 Habe, T. 1964. p.114-115 [ as Conasprella sowerbii (Reeve) ]  New combination
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.257, pl. 54, figs. 1-14 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.343 [ as Hemiconus sowerbii (Reeve, 1849) ]  New combination
 Shuto, T. 1969. p.219 [ as Asprella (Asprella) sinensis (Sowerby) ]  New combination
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.213, text fig.  General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus praecellens A. Adams, 1854


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14468) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.