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Conus episcopatus

Conus episcopatusis commonly referred to as Episcopal cone, Dignified cone. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Highly toxic.

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Conus episcopatus da Motta, 1982,Episcopal cone, 90mm

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Conus episcopatus 
Episcopal Cone, Dignified Cone 
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Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Conidae (Family) > Conus (Genus) > episcopatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
da Motta, 1982 
Sea depth:
- 40 Meter 
4,0 cm - 11,5 cm 
°C - 25°C 
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Not available as offspring 
Highly toxic 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2020-04-23 20:05:07 


Conus episcopatus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Conus episcopatus, 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.
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Conus episcopatus da Motta, 1982

Like all species within the genus Conus, Conus episcopatus is predatory and venomous.

Conus episcopatus is a moderately uncommon species found in a variety of lagoon and seaward reef habitats. It usually lives buried in sand or rubble underneath rocks during the day and emerges at night to hunt gastropod mollusks.

It can be distinguished from the similar and generally more common species Conus omaria by its narrower, more cone-like shape and more erect spire with a rounded top.

Synonymised names:
Conus (Darioconus) episcopatus da Motta, 1982· accepted, alternate representation
Conus episcopatus pupillaris da Motta, 1982
Conus episcopus var. elongatus Adam & Leloup, 1937 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus elongatus Holten, 1802; C. episcopus var. oblongus Fenaux, 1942, C. episcopatus pupillaris da Motta, 1982, and C. magnificus macilentus Lauer, 1989, are replacement names)
Conus episcopus var. oblongus Fenaux, 1942
Conus magnificus macilentus Lauer, 1989
Darioconus episcopatus (da Motta, 1982)

Direct children (1):
Subspecies Conus episcopatus pupillaris da Motta, 1982 accepted as Conus episcopatus da Motta, 1982

External links

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



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