Conus coelinae


Conus coelinae

Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus coelinae Crosse, H., 1858

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Mollusca

Class:
Gastropoda

Clade:
Caenogastropoda

Clade:
Hypsogastropoda

Clade:
Neogastropoda

Superfamily:
Conoidea

Family:
Conidae

Genus:
Conus

Species:
C. coelinae

Binomial name

Conus coelinae
Crosse, 1858

Synonyms[1]

Conus (Virgiconus) coelinae Crosse, 1858 accepted, alternate representation
Conus pseudocoelinae Delsaerdt, 1989
Virgiconus coelinae (Crosse, 1858)

Conus coelinae, common name Celine’s cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]
Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of “stinging” humans,[citation needed] therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
The former subspecies Conus coelinae spiceri Bartsch & Rehder, 1943 has been elevatyed to the status of genus Conus spiceri Bartsch & Rehder, 1943

Contents

1 Description
2 Distribution
3 References
4 External links

Description[edit]
The size of the shell varies between 55 mm and 128 mm.

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Distribution[edit]
This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off the Mascarene Basin; in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii and the Philippines; off the Loyalty Islands , New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, New Zealand and Australia (Queensland)
References[edit]

^ a b Conus coelinae Crosse, 1858.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.

Crosse, M. 1858. Observations sur la genre Cone et description de trois espèces nouvelles, avec une catalogue alphabétique des cones actuellement connus. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée 2 10: 113-209, 1 pl.
Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. Tropical Pacific Marine Shells. Sydney : Pacific Publications 352 pp., 68 pls.
Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l’Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp.
Delsaerdt, 1989 Delsaerdt, A. 1989. On the true identity of Conus coelinae Crosse, 1858 and description of Conus pseudocoelinae new species. Gloria Maris 28(1): 5-9
Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae. Volume 1: Indo-Pacific Region. Wiesbaden :