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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cassidae 

Cassis (Cassis) cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Buccinum cornutum Linnaeus, 1758
   Cassis cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Cassis caput-equinum Röding, 1798
   Cassis hamata Röding, 1798
   Cassis labiata Dillwyn, 1817
   Cassis amboinensis Tryon, 1885
   Cassis brevirostrum Tryon, 1885

Common Name

Giant or Horned Helmet p.116      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.23 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.399 
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.101 


depth: continental shelf [ to 30 m ]
depth: intertidal [ from 1.5 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: animals [ Crown of Thorns Starfish ]
substrate: sand bottom 


 Abbott, R.T. 1968. p.59, pl. 3, figs. 1-2 General reference
 Abbott, R.T. 1968. p.60 Synonomy
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.210 General reference
 Kreipl, K. 1997. p.13, pl. 1, figs. 1-1e Contains synonymy
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.72, pl. 8, fig. 3 General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.301 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.230 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.66, pl. 46, figs. 1-1a General reference


                        Cassidae Swainson, 1832
                            Cassis Scopoli, 1777
                              Cassis (Cassis) Scopoli, 1777
                                Cassis (Cassis) cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9302) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-31.