Murex scorpio   Linnaeus  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Body whorl of the shell with 5-10 spinose varices, distally palmate or not. Suture not impressed, excavated strongly with shoulder part of varices. Aperture small, siphonal canal narrowly open or partly sealed. Anal sulcus absent. Columellar lip detached. Operculum subcircular, nucleus on outer side slightly right, interior surface oval, irregularly depressed, concentrically ridged. Radula muricoid, rachidian type, central cusp longest, laterals long, intermediate small and fused with laterals.


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• INDIA (Record: 1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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