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Conus vitulinus Vitulinus Cone

Conus vitulinusis commonly referred to as Vitulinus Cone. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Highly toxic.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Conus-vitulinus-jj-0004-012609, Vitulinus cone, 75mm, Kwajalein 2009


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

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lexID:
14124 
AphiaID:
215444 
Scientific:
Conus vitulinus 
German:
Vitulinus-Kegel 
English:
Vitulinus Cone 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > vitulinus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Pazific, Tahiti, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
1 - 16 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 4.33" (3,0cm - 11cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Predatory, Worms 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
2021-09-24 19:37:50 

Toxicity


Conus vitulinus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus vitulinus, 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 vitulinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

The size of the shell varies between 30 mm and 11 mm. The shell is yellowish-white or creme with lines and spots.Conus vitulinus is a common, variable species found from the intertidal down to at least 16m on both lagoon and seaward reefs. It can be found under rocks or exposed in rocky or rubbly areas.

Like all species within the genus Conus, the Vitulinus Cone is predatory and venomous.

Diet: Polyachete worms mainly Family Eunicidae.

Synonymised names:
Strategoconus (Vituliconus) vitulinus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 24.09.2021.
  2. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 24.09.2021.

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