Conus canonicus Hwass in Bruguière

Ravinesh, Raveendhiran, Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju & Kohn, Alan J., 2018, Conidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) of Lakshadweep, India, Zootaxa 4441 (3), pp. 467-494: 475

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DCD230-FFCA-8742-FF3E-F9B483AA7AC2

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scientific name

Conus canonicus Hwass in Bruguière
status

 

Conus canonicus Hwass in Bruguière 

( Fig. 2M–O, 2P–R View Figure )

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

Habitat: Rocky intertidal, subtidal, lagoons, inner reef platform, sea grass bed, sandy shores

Depth: 0.2– 5 m

Specimens examined, observed: 10, 161

Length: 23–59 mm

Remarks: The general appearance of the Conus canonicus  shell closely resembles that of C. textile  , but the latter generally has smaller reticulations and triangular markings that more completely cover the surface ( Figs. 2M–O, 2P–R View Figure ). Two different forms were collected in the study; one from rocky intertidal and sea grass beds ( Fig. 2M–O View Figure ) and the other only from lagoons ( Fig. 2P–R View Figure ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Neogastropoda

Family

Conidae

Genus

Conus