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Conomurex Coniformis

Stromboidea


Original Description of Strombus coniformis by Sowerby, 1842, p. 29:

  • "T. conica,laevi, pallide fulva, fasciis brunneis interruptis cincta, valide angulata; spira brevissima; anfractibus ad angulum plicatis; apertura angustata; labio externo vix expanso, sinu parvo."
  • "Shell cone-shaped, smooth, palely yellowish-brown, brown bands interrupted encircled, strongly angled; extremely short spire; whorls plicate at shoulder; narrowed aperture, external lip barely expanded, with small sinus." (Translation by Kronenberg, Liverani & Dekker, 2009)
  • "Both specimens are rather young, from the cabinets of Messr. Norris and Stainforth, but we think that from the general form, and the absence of the posterior sinus, the species will prove to be distinct."

Strombus coniformis Sowerby, 1842, pl. VII, fig. 55, 61


History and Synonymy

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby 2nd, 1842: 29, pl. 7 figs 55, 61) (Strombus) [see Kronenberg et al. 2009]

  • Syn.: Strombus (Conomurex) conformis Kronenberg & Berkhout, 1984: 295 [err. pro coniformis] in synonymy of S. decorus
  • Syn.: Strombus (Conomurex) masirensis Moolenbeek & Dekker, 1993: 6, figs 1-5, 9-13

1843

Strombus coniformis in Kiener, 1843, pl. ?, fig. 2

1844

Strombus coniformis in Duclos, 1844, pl. 12, fig. 1, 2

1993

Strombus decorus masirensis Moolenbeek & Dekker, 1993; Holotype; Masirah Island, Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman, Indian Ocean; Coll. ZMA; Copyright ZMA

Strombus decorus masirensis Moolenbeek & Dekker, 1993; Paratypes nos. 2,3; Masirah Island, Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman, Indian Ocean; Coll. ZMA; Copyright ZMA


Specimens from private collections

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby II, 1842); Masirah Island, Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman, Indian Ocean; 38 mm; 2/2010; Coll. Christian Börnke

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby II, 1842); Masirah Island, Ash Sharqiyah Region, Oman, Indian Ocean; t: 34 mm, b: 31 mm; 2/2010; Coll. Christian Börnke

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby II, 1842); Mogadishu, Banaadir Region, Somalia, Indian Ocean; trawled; t: 37 mm, b: 35 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby II, 1842); Shanna, Oman, Indian Ocean; t: 49 mm, b: 60 mm; Coll. Virgilio Liverani

Conomurex coniformis (Sowerby II, 1842); Socotra Island, Yemen, Arabian Sea; Coll. Wolfgang Wranik


References

  • G.C. Kronenberg, V. Liverani, H. Dekker, 2009: On the identity of Strombus coniformis Sowerby II, 1842 (Gastropoda, Strombidae) with additional notes on its distribution. Journal of Conchology 39(6): 659-668
  • Moolenbeek & Dekker, 1993
  • Sowerby, 1842

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