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:
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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.
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)