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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus sponsalis Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus sponsalis Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Conus puncturatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Conus maculatus Bosc, 1801
   Conus nanus Sowerby I, 1833

Common Name

The Bridal Cone p.sp. 109      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
The Dwarf Cone p.sp. 150 [as Conus nanus]      Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975.  
The Punctued Cone pl. 47, sp. 261      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "Ryukyus and Queensland east to Hawaii and Easter Island; possibly occurring also in the Philippines."

  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 RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaEaster Island Group
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 92 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 92 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 92 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanRyukyu Islands (Loo-Chu Islands, Nansi-Shoto)
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 92 


depth: intertidal [ abundant on benches ]
depth: subtidal [ on reef flats, lagoon pinnacles and reef habitats to approx. 18 m ]
feeds on: polychaetes 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: in sand 


 Demond, J. 1957. p.331 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.380, fig. 123G General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.147 General reference
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.92 [ as Conus nanus ]  General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.68, pl. 8, figs. 1-8 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.341 General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.346 [ as Conus nanus ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.215, pl. 47A, fig. 1  General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14502) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.