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Hexaplex (Muricanthus) erythrostomus

(Swainson, W.A., 1831) Pink( Mouthed) Murex Shell size 45 - 153 mm Sea of Cortèz, W Mexico - Peru
Taxonomic Information
ClassGASTROPODA CAENOGASTROPODA
OrderNEOGASTROPODA
SuperFamilyMURICOIDEA
FamilyMURICIDAE MURICINAE
open bookPage/Plate
Zool. Illustr.Pl. 73
Fossil and Recent Muricidae of the WorldPart MURICINAE, p 314; Pl. 35/6-13314; Pl. 35/14-17
Encyclopedia of Marine Gastropodsp 256/4
Shells - Treasures of the Seap 134
Schelpen Encyclopedie (in Dutch)p 134
Sea Shells of Tropical West Americap 352/339; 370/Pl. VII
Hamlyn Guide to Shells of the Worldp 166
M.B. Pocket Guide to Shells of the Worldp 89
Compendium of Seashellsp 135/1.1
Collector's guide to Seashells of the Worldp 90/1
Systematic List of Peruvian Marine Molluscs (in Spanish)p 46, 48
Murex Shells of the Worldp 89; Pl. 16/4
Synonyms
Murex regius Schubert, H.G. & A.J. Wagner, 1829
Murex bicolor Valenciennes, A., 1832 : Acapulco, Mexico
Voy. Rég. Équin. Nouv. Cont.pt. 2, p 301
Fossil and Recent Muricidae of the WorldPart MURICINAE, Pl. 35/17
Murex coccineus Lesson, R.P., 1844 : Acapulco, Mexico
Echo du Monde Savant11ème année 23, p 538
Murex hippocastanum Philippi, R.A., 1845
Abb. Besch. Conchyl. Mit. deutscher Conch.p 191
cameraImage Acknowledgments
1 Eddie Hardy
2 Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
3 Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
4 Femorale
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