Profundiconus

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Profundiconus
Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Conus lani 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Profundiconus lani (Crandall, 1979)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Profundiconus
Kuroda, 1956
Type species
Chelyconus profundorum
Kuroda, 1956
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Profundiconus) Kuroda, 1956
  • Lizaconus da Motta, 1991

Profundiconus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1][2][3]

As the name of the genus suggests, these species live in deep water. It is presumed that they are vermivorous.[4]

Species[edit]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Profundiconus bayeri (Petuch, 1987): synonym of Conus bayeri Petuch, 1987
  • Profundiconus darkini (Röckel, Korn & Richard, 1993) represented as Conus darkini Röckel, Korn & Richard, 1993 (alternate representation)
  • Profundiconus luciae (Moolenbeek, 1986) represented as Conus luciae Moolenbeek, 1986 (alternate representation)
  • Profundiconus soyomaruae Okutani, 1964: synonym of Conus profundorum' (Kuroda, 1956), synonym of Profundiconus profundorum (Kuroda, 1956)

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