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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus vexillum vexillum Gmelin, 1791

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus vexillum Gmelin, 1791
   Cucullus canonicus Röding, 1798
   Conus sulphuratus Kiener, 1845
   Conus robillardi Bernardi, 1858

Common Name

The Flag Cone p.sp. 3      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanAndaman and Nicobar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanAndaman Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia


depth: continental shelf [ to 70 m, in Hawaii: 50-70 m, larger individuals on reefs: to 30 m ]
depth: intertidal [ juveniles on benches ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ larger individuals on reefs ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: among rocks 
substrate: sand 
substrate: under coral 


 Demond, J. 1957. p.332 General reference
 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. p.75, pl. 66, fig. 1 [ as Rhizoconus vexillium ]  New combination
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.478 General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.148 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. pl. 1, sp. 3 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.131, pl. 23, figs. 1-2, 5-6 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.350 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.144, pl. 97, fig. 10 General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=46792) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-05-16. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-07-30.