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.
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