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Hexaplex fulvescens


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lexID:
12229 
AphiaID:
596160 
Scientific:
Hexaplex fulvescens 
German:
Atlantische Riesen-Stachelschnecke, Große Amerikanische Ostküstenmurex 
English:
Giant Eastern Murex, Tawny Murex 
Category:
Escargots de mer 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricidae (Family) > Hexaplex (Genus) > fulvescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(G. B. Sowerby II, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Atlantique nord, Atlantique Ouest, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 80 Meter 
Size:
6 cm - 22,3 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 24°C 
Food:
Predatory, moules 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-16 19:46:48 

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Hexaplex fulvescens (G. B. Sowerby II, 1834)

Hexaplex fulvescens is the largest muricid shells of the Western Atlantic (hence the common name). The shell is massive with several straight or bifurcate spines.

This species ia an active predator on other mollusks (mussels, oysters and clams).

Synonymised names
Hexaplex (Muricanthus) fulvescens (G. B. Sowerby II, 1834)· accepted, alternate representation
Hexaplex (Trunculariopsis) fulvescens (G. B. Sowerby II, 1834)· accepted, alternate representation
Hexaplex punctuata Perry, 1811 (nomen oblitum)
Murex burryi Clench & Pérez Farfante, 1945 (synonym)
Murex fulvescens G. B. Sowerby II, 1834 (original combination)
Murex spinicosta Valenciennes in Kiener, 1843 (synonym)
Muricanthus trippae Petuch, 1991

External links

  1. Wikipedia (en)
  2. WoRMS (en)

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