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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus virgo Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus virgo Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name

The Virgin Cone p.sp. 119      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
Otome-imo G3941 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G3941]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  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 Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.31 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.49 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.222 


depth: intertidal [ from 0.5 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 15 m ]
feeds on: animals [ polychaetes (terebellid and others) ]
habitat: coral reef 
spawn/eggs: spawning, aggregate 
substrate: in coral rubble 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.130, pl. 43, fig. 6 General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.33 [ as Virgiconus virgo ]  New combination
 Demond, J. 1957. p.332-333 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 21, sp. 119 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.166, pl. 31, figs. 1-3 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.357 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.217, pl. 45, figs. 3a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.144, pl. 97, fig. 3 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus virgo Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14544) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.