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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus trigonus Reeve, 1848

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus trigonus Reeve, 1848
   Conus adami Wils, 1988

Common Name

The Triangular Cone p.sp. 286      Reeve, L.A. 1848.  
Sting Ray Cone p.17      Coleman, N. 1981.  


North West Cape, WA to Gulf of Carpentaria

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Arafura Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Gulf of Carpentaria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia


depth: continental shelf [ to about 150 m; typical form: to about 60 m; form adamsi: 80-150 m in arafura Sea and the gulf of Carpentaria ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: polychaetes 
substrate: mud [
substrate: sand [ mixed with coral rubble in subtidal habitats ]


 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.137, pl. 24, figs. 1-5 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.216, pl. 42, figs. 9a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.199, pl. 42, figs. 10, 12a-b [ as Conus adami Wils, 1988 ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.146, pl. 98, figs. 11-11a General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus trigonus Reeve, 1848


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14529) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.