Conus ebraeus Linnaeus, 1758

Ravinesh, Raveendhiran, Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju & Kohn, Alan J., 2018, Conidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of Lakshadweep, India, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 467-494: 478

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

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scientific name

Conus ebraeus Linnaeus, 1758
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Conus ebraeus Linnaeus, 1758 

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Localities: Agatti, Amini, Androth, Bitra, Chetlet, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kilton and Minicoy

Habitat: Rocky intertidal, lagoons, sea grass bed

Depth: 0.2– 5 m

Specimens examined, observed: 10, 230

Length: 24–36 mm

Remarks: Conus ebraeus  and C. judaeus Bergh, 1895  have morphologically indistinguishable shells but, as Bergh (1895: p. 162, Pl. 6) noted, they differ markedly in radular tooth morphology. Recent mitochondrial molecular genetics and restudy of radular teeth ( Duda et al. 2009; Puillandre et al. 2014) support Bergh’s conclusion. The latter species was originally reported from the Philippines and subsequently from the Ryukyu Islands in the Pacific and the Seychelles Islands in the western Indian Ocean ( Duda et al. 2009). C. ebraeus  is widely distributed throughout the entire tropical Indo-West Pacific, but as yet its populations in the central and eastern Indian Ocean have not been tested for the presence of its cryptic close relative.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Neogastropoda

Family

Conidae

Genus

Conus