Striking Murex

Class: Gastropoda

Family: Muricidae

Family Description:

The Muricidae includes many large, spectacularly spined and delicately fronded species which commonly found on rocky shores and in estuaries. The common name of `rock shells' is indicative of their habitat among rocks and coral where they frequently become heavily encrusted with marine growth. Muricids are carnivorous, some species obtaining food by drilling a small circular hole in the shell of their prey.

Genus: Murex Linnaeus, 1758

Species: Murex concinnus Reeve, 1845

Species Description:

shell length 61.8 mm, thick, moderate spire, 2 horizontal brown line- whorl, no spine siphonal canal, light brown.

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Other Records(References):

Murex concinnus Reeve, 1845- [Abbott and Dance (1982): 130; Springsteen et al. (1986): 137; Thach (2005): 118; Merle et al. (2011): 250].

Global Distribution:

South of Japan to Indonesia

Remarks:

This taxon has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List.


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