Conus aureus belongs to the family Conidae.They live in warm and tropical shallow water.
Cone snails are carnivorous diet, prey on mollusks, worms and fish, they kill by poison. The poison that produce some types can be painful for people or even fatal. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.
Conus aureus is one of the mollusk-eating tented cones. This species is seen primarily at night on lagoon pinnacles at depths from about 10-30m.
Conus (Cylinder) aureus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus aureus aureus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792· accepted, alternate representation
Conus auricomus Lamarck, 1810 (invalid: junior homonym of C. auricomus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
Cylinder aureus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
Cylinder aureus aureus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)· accepted, alternate representation
Direct children (2):
Subspecies Conus aureus paulucciae G. B. Sowerby III, 1887
Subspecies Conus aureus aureus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 represented as Conus aureus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792