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Conus litoglyphus

Conus litoglyphusis commonly referred to as Lithograph Cone, Pebble-carved Cone. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Highly toxic.

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Conus litoglyphus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792,Lithograph cone, 64mm

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Conus litoglyphus 
Lithographische Kegelschnecke 
Lithograph Cone, Pebble-carved Cone 
Snäckor med skal 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > litoglyphus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 
Sea depth:
6 - 30 Meter 
3,5 cm - 7,5 cm 
°C - 25°C 
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Highly toxic 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2020-04-11 19:40:16 


Conus litoglyphus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus litoglyphus, 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:
Overview Worldwide:

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!


Conus litoglyphus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Conus litoglyphus 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.

The Lithograph Cone is an Indo-Pacific species, found in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean off Aldabra, Chagos, the Mascarene Basin and Mauritius. The thick shell is small with a low spire. It is dark brown or red in color with a mottled cream banding.

Synonymised names:
Conus (Strategoconus) litoglyphus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Conus albomaculatus G. B. Sowerby I, 1841 (junior synonym)
Conus bicolor G. B. Sowerby I, 1833 [March]
Conus carpenteri Crosse, 1865
Conus inermis Tinker, 1952
Conus lacinulatus Kiener, 1850
Conus seychellensis G. Nevill & H. Nevill, 1874
Conus subcapitaneus Link, 1807
Cucullus cinamomeus Röding, 1798
Cucullus orleanus Röding, 1798
Strategoconus litoglyphus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)

External links

  1. Gastropods (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. UnderwaterKwaj, Homepage Scott & Jeanette Johnson (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



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