Babelomurex princeps

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Babelomurex princeps
Babelomurex princeps.jpg
Shell of Babelomurex princeps (Melville, 1912), measuring 21.2 mm in length, trawled at 75 fathoms off Punta Engano, Mactan Island, in the Philippines.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Coralliophilinae
Genus: Babelomurex
Species: B. princeps
Binomial name
Babelomurex princeps
(Melvill, 1912)
  • Latiaxis castaneocinctus Kosuge, 1980
  • Latiaxis princeps Melvill, 1912 (basionym)

Babelomurex princeps is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


The shell size varies between 25 mm and 45 mm


This species is distributed in the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean along Mauritius and in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines


  1. ^ a b Babelomurex princeps (Melvill, 1912).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 March 2011.
  • Oliverio M. (2008) Coralliophilinae (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from the southwest Pacific. In: V. Héros, R.H. Cowie & P. Bouchet (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 196: 481-585.

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