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Conus rattus Rat Cone

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


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Conus-rattus-jj-4609-112320,Rat cone, 44mm, Kwajalein 2009


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

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lexID:
14136 
AphiaID:
215458 
Scientific:
Conus rattus 
German:
Ratten-Kegel 
English:
Rat Cone 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > rattus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 
Occurrence:
Aldabra Group, Australia, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Raja Amat, Red Sea, Sulawesi, Tansania, Thailand 
Sea depth:
0 - 15 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 2.36" (3cm - 6cm) 
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:
2021-11-27 15:36:38 

Toxicity


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

The colour of the shell is yellowish brown or ash-color, often with fine close chestnut revolving lines, with large white spots and maculations usually forming an interrupted central band and another at the shoulder.

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

Diet: Polychaeta, Family Eunicidae und Nereididae.

Synonymised names:
Conus (Rhizoconus) rattus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus chemnitzii Dillwyn, 1817
Conus rattus var. tahitiensis Dautzenberg, 1933 (invalid: unjustified emendation for Conus taitensis)
Conus semivelatus G. B. Sowerby III, 1882
Conus tahitiensis Dautzenberg, 1932
Conus viridis G. B. Sowerby II, 1857
Rhizoconus rattus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)

Direct children (1):
Variety Conus rattus var. tahitiensis Dautzenberg, 1933 accepted as Conus rattus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 (invalid: unjustified emendation for Conus taitensis)

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 27.09.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 27.09.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 27.09.2021.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 27.09.2021.

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