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Conus litteratus

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Conus litteratus, 2017

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lexID:
11659 
AphiaID:
215522 
Scientific:
Conus litteratus 
German:
Kegelschnecke 
English:
Lettered Cone 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > litteratus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Madagascar, Mauritius , Seychellerne 
Sea depth:
1 - 42 Meter 
Size:
2,4 cm - 18,6 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, Små fisk, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
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:
2018-08-07 16:43:27 

Toxicity


Conus litteratus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus litteratus, 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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Husbandry

Conus litteratus Linnaeus, 1758

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all. The conotoxin of this species is extremely dangerous to humans !

Conus litteratus hunts and eats marine worms.

Synonymised names:
Conus (Elisaconus) litteratus Linnaeus, 1758· accepted, alternate representation
Conus arabicus Lamarck, 1810
Conus grueneri Reeve, 1844
Cucullus pardus Röding, 1798
Elisaconus litteratus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Strategoconus litteratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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