Babelomurex princeps

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Babelomurex princeps
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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)
Synonyms[1]
  • 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]

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 25 mm and 45 mm

Distribution[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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