Conus distans is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus distans, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
Conus distans Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Conus distans belongs to the family Conidae.They live in warm and tropical shallow water.
Cone snails are carnivorous diet, prey on mollusks, worms and fish, they kill by poison. The poison that produce some types can be painful for people or even fatal. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
Conus distans is one of the most abundant large cone shells and lives in a variety of atoll habitats.
Conus (Fraterconus) distans Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus chinoi Shikama, 1970
Conus kenyonae Brazier, 1896
Conus kenyonae var. arrowsmithensis Brazier, 1896
Conus waterhouseae Brazier, 1896
Fraterconus distans (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
Rhombiconus distans (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)