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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus varius Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus varius Linnaeus, 1758
   Cucullus annularis Röding, 1798
   Cucullus radula Röding, 1798
   Cucullus granulosus Röding, 1798
   Conus pulchellus Sowerby I, 1834
   Conus hevassii A. Adams, 1854
   Conus hwassi Weinkauff, 1874

Common Name

The Freckled Cone p.sp. 58      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
The Pretty Cone p.sp. 53 [as Conus pulchellus]      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
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific


depth: continental shelf [ to 30 m ]
depth: continental slope [ in Philippines, dredged to 240 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral 
substrate: in sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.135, pl. 7, fig. 3 General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.116, pl. 37, fig. 8 [ as Stephanoconus varius ]  New combination
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 12, sp. 58 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 11, sp. 53 [ as Conus pulchellus ]  General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.55, pl. 4, figs. 26-28 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.217 [pl. 45, figs 5a, b]  General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus varius Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14535) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-07-30.