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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus tessulatus Born, 1778

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus tessulatus Born, 1778
   Cucullus pavimentum Röding, 1798
   Conus edaphus Dall, 1910

Common Name

The Tessellated Cone p.sp. 163      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  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 PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsEastern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.49 


depth: continental shelf [ to 40 m, in W. Mexico: to 72 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ in W. Mexico: from 15 m ]
feeds on: polychaetes 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: sheltered bays 
spawn/eggs: spawning, aggregate 
substrate: gravel 
substrate: muddy sand 
substrate: sand [ with or without vegetation ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.125, pl. 3, fig. 5 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 28, sp. 163 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.89, pl. 12, figs. 13-21 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.216, pl. 47, figs. 2a-b  General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus tessulatus Born, 1778


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14522) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.