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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus achatinus Gmelin, 1791

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus achatinus Gmelin, 1791
   Conus ranunculus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Conus achatinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Cucullus ventricosus Röding, 1798
   Conus achatinus var. infumata Dautzenberg, 1937

Common Name

Agate Cone p.188      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatu
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.45 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeding mode: predation 
feeds on: animals [ small fishes ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: in sand 
substrate: under rocks 


 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.100, pl. 15, figs. 1-8 [ ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.210 [ as synonym of Conus monachus Linnaeus, 1758 ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus achatinus Gmelin, 1791


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=45512) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-05-01. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.