Giant Atlantic Murex

(G. B. Sowerby II, 1834)

Hexaplex fulvescens

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Muricidae

Muricidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 338407

Shell Information

Length (mm): 180

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Texas

0 to 79 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Moderately shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Hexaplex fulvescens (G. B. Sowerby II, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=596160 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/