Conus pulicarius is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus pulicarius, 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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Conus pulicarius Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
The size of the shell varies between 30 mm and 75 mm. The shell is white, covered by square-shaped, dark chocolate or nearly black spots, which sometimes by their juxtaposition indicate two bands. The spire is tubercuiated. The epidermis, as in the other species of the group, is very thin and translucent.
Like all species within the genus Conus, the Flea-bitten Cone is predatory and venomous.
Diet: Polyachete worms Family Nereididae und Eunicidae.
Conus (Puncticulis) pulicarius Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus fustigatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Cucullus punctulatus Röding, 1798
Puncticulis pulicarius (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
Direct children (1):
Subspecies Conus pulicarius vautieri Kiener, 1847 accepted as Conus vautieri Kiener, 1847