Babelomurex benoiti

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Babelomurex benoiti
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. benoiti
Binomial name
Babelomurex benoiti
(Tiberi, 1855)

Latiaxis benoiti (Tiberi, 1855)

Babelomurex benoiti is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1][3]


Its shell is white-yellowish with many small ridges. The shell is normally 20mm — 45mm in length, the mean being around 38mm.[3][4]


Distribution ranges from the Greek islands to south-east Spain and north-west Africa, encompassing the Mediterranean Sea and the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Babelomurex benoiti (Tiberi, 1855).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2010). Babelomurex benoiti (Tiberi, 1855). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at
  3. ^ a b c Hardy's Internet Guide to Marine Gastropods — Babelomurex benoiti
  4. ^ Babelomurex benoiti Image at NMR Pics

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