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Conus pulicarius Flea-bitten Cone

Conus pulicariusis commonly referred to as Flea-bitten Cone. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Highly toxic.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Conus-pulicarius-k01-120618,Salt & Pepper cone, 50mm, Kwajalein 2009


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
14115 
AphiaID:
215492 
Scientific:
Conus pulicarius 
German:
Flohstich-Kegel 
English:
Flea-bitten Cone 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > pulicarius (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 
Occurrence:
Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Australia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia) 
Sea depth:
1 - 52 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 2.76" (3,5cm - 7,5cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Predatory, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Conus abbas
  • Conus abbreviatus
  • Conus abrolhosensis
  • Conus achatinus
  • Conus acutangulus
  • Conus adami
  • Conus adamsonii
  • Conus adenensis
  • Conus admirationis
  • Conus advertex
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-09-23 13:42:21 

Toxicity


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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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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!

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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.

Synonymised names:
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

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.

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