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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus moluccensis moluccensis Küster, 1838

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus moluccensis Küster, 1838
   Conus stainforthii Reeve, 1843
   Conus merletti Mayissian, 1974

Common Name

Stainforth's Cone pl. 1, sp. 1a-b [as Conus stainforthii]      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaChagos Archipelago
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene IslandsReunion


depth: continental shelf [ in New Caledonia: 40-80 m; form stainforthii: 25-40 m ]
feeds on: gastropods [ Cypraea species ]
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1974. p.134-138, figs. 29-34 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.231, pl. 48, figs. 4-9 Contains synonymy


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus moluccensis Küster, 1838
                              Conus moluccensis moluccensis Küster, 1838


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=46495) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-05-11. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-07-30.