Conus coffeae Gmelin

Ravinesh, Raveendhiran, Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju & Kohn, Alan J., 2018, Conidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of Lakshadweep, India, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 467-494: 477

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4441.3.3

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DCD230-FFC8-8740-FF3E-FAEC800D7BF6

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scientific name

Conus coffeae Gmelin
status

 

Conus coffeae Gmelin 

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Localities: Kavaratti and Minicoy

Habitat: Rocky intertidal, subtidal, lagoons, inner reef platform

Depth: 0.2– 8 m

Specimens examined, observed: 5, 12

Length: 19–23 mm

Remarks: Although this is the first report of this species as Conus coffeae  from Lakshadweep, Venkataraman et al. (2004, 2012) listed it from there under its well known junior synonym, C. scabriusculus Dillwyn. Discovery  of the long lost holotype of C. coffeae Gmelin  by Coomans and de Visser (1987), also illustrated by Kohn (1992: Figs. 79, 80), allowed replacement by the earlier name. Franklin et al. (2013) recorded it from Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Neogastropoda

Family

Conidae

Genus

Conus