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Murex Ramosus

The Murex are one of the most beautiful family of shells in the world. Noted for their unique shape and curving spines. The Mollusk is carnivorous and typically feeds on bivalves, shrimp, and sponge among other creatures of similar size. Live, they can be found in sand or mud flats, and on coral reefs.


Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Chicoreus
Species: C. ramosus
Binomial name
Chicoreus ramosus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Murex fortispinna François, 1891
Murex frondosus sensu Martini Mørch, 1852
Murex inflatus Lamarck, 1822
Murex ramosus Linnaeus, 1758 Purpura fusiformis Röding, 1798
Purpura incarnata Röding, 1758


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