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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Conuber) conicus (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conuber conica auct.
   Natica conica Lamarck, 1822
   Natica pyramis Reeve, 1855
   Natica ustulata Sowerby, 1883

Common Name

Conical Moon Snail p.120, pl.121      Wilson, B 2002.  
Conical Sand Snail p.134, pl.20, f.10      Allan, J. 1950.  



  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia


feeds on: animals [small bivalves]
habitat: intertidal flats 
substrate: sand 


 Coleman, N. 1981. p.216 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1916. p.197 Synonomy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.57 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. 1966. p.218 General reference
 Murray, F.V. 1963.  Biology and ecology
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.66 Distribution
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.220, pl. 36, fig. 34a-b General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.220 Synonomy


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Conuber) Finlay & Marwick, 1937
                                Polinices (Conuber) conicus (Lamarck, 1822)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9132) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.