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Conus catus Cat Cone


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lexID:
12930 
AphiaID:
215441 
Scientific:
Conus catus 
German:
Katzen-Kegel 
English:
Cat Cone 
Category:
Snails 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > catus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 
Occurrence:
Australia, East Africa, Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, South-Africa, Tansania 
Sea depth:
- 20 Meter 
Size:
0.79" - 1.97" (2,4cm - 5,2cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Fish (little fishes), Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
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:
2020-04-04 16:02:04 

Toxicity


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

Like all species within the genus Conus, the Cat Cone is predatory and venomous. The colour of the shell is highly variable. The shell is variously marbled and flecked.

Diet: small fishes

Synonymised names:
Conus (Pionoconus) catus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus catus var. fuscoolivaceus Dautzenberg, 1937
Conus catus var. granulata Wils, 1971 (unavailable name: established as a variety after 1960)
Conus catus var. rubrapapillosa Dautzenberg, 1937
Conus collisus var. granulosus Barros e Cunha, 1933 (invalid: junior homonym of C. arenatus var. granulosa Lamarck, 1822)
Conus discrepans G. B. Sowerby I, 1833
Conus reflectus G. B. Sowerby III, 1877
Conus reflexus G. B. Sowerby III, 1887
Cucullus nubilis Röding, 1798
Pionoconus catus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
Pionoconus catus f. pullulus Bozzetti, 2017 (unavailable name)

Direct children (4):
Variety Conus catus var. fuscoolivaceus Dautzenberg, 1937 accepted as Conus catus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Variety Conus catus var. granulata Wils, 1971 accepted as Conus catus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 (unavailable name: established as a variety after 1960)
Variety Conus catus var. granulosa Dautzenberg, 1937 accepted as Conus arenatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus arenatus var. granulosa Lamarck, 1822)
Variety Conus catus var. rubrapapillosa Dautzenberg, 1937 accepted as Conus catus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Virroconus chaldaeus (Röding, 1798)

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