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Conus chaldaeus Worm Cone, Vermiculated Cone, Vermiculate Cone, Astrologer's Cone


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lexID:
12929 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Conus chaldaeus 
German:
Wurm-Kegel 
English:
Worm Cone, Vermiculated Cone, Vermiculate Cone, Astrologer's Cone 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > chaldaeus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Röding, ), 1798 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Australia, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Marschall Islands, Mascarene Islands, Mauritius, Mexico (East Pacific), Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pacific Ocean, Panama, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Tansania 
Sea depth:
0 - 1 Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 1.97" (1,9cm - 5,9cm) 
Temperature:
- (26,8°C - 28,5°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
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-03 13:19:08 

Toxicity


Conus chaldaeus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus chaldaeus, 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 chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)

Like all species within the genus Conus, theWorm Cone is predatory and venomous. The color of the shell is white, sometimes rose-tinted, with three or four revolving bands composed of irregular longitudinal dark chocolate or nearly black markings.

Diet: Polychaete worms, such as Platynereis dumerilii, Perinereis helleri, Eunicid worms including Palola siciliensis.

Synonymised names:
Conus (Virroconus) chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)· accepted, alternate representation
Conus brunneus var. pemphigus Dall, 1910
Conus vermiculatus Lamarck, 1810 (synonym)
Cucullus chaldaeus Röding, 1798 (original combination)
Virroconus chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)

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