Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Subspecies Conus (Cylinder) ammiralis ammiralis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Society Cone, The Admiral Cone, The Lieutenant Cone


Generic Combinations

  • Conus (Cylinder) ammiralis ammiralis (Linnaeus, 1758).




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo Pacific, from Mozambique to Marshall Islands

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Algal substrate, carnivorous, continental shelf, continental slope, intertidal, marine, muddy sand, rocks, sand, shallow subtidal, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

To 240 m


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [192] (as Conus temnes Iredale, 1930) (Society Cone)

Reeve, L.A. 1843. Monograph of the genus Conus. pls 1–39 in Reeve, L.A. (ed.). Conchologica Iconica. London : L. Reeve & Co. Vol. 1. [sp. 11] (The Admiral Cone, The Lieutenant Cone)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 CONOIDEA 20-May-2015 ADDED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ingo Burghardt (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
01-Jun-2021 05-Dec-2011 MODIFIED
19-Feb-2015 MODIFIED