Babelomurex wormaldi

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Babelomurex wormaldi
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Babelomurex wormaldi
Conservation status
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. wormaldi
Binomial name
Babelomurex wormaldi
(Powell, 1971)
Synonyms[1]
  • Latiaxis fenestratus Kosuge, 1980
  • Latiaxis wormaldi Powell, 1971 (basionym)

Babelomurex wormaldi is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the subfamily Coralliophilinae, the coral snails.[1]

Babelomurex wormaldi, apertural view

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 19 mm and 30 mm

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines and New Zealand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2010). Babelomurex wormaldi (Powell, 1971). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=550021 on 2011-03-08
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • 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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