Babylonia japonica

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Babylonia japonica
Babylonia japonica01.JPG
Two live but retracted individuals of Babylonia japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Babyloniidae
Genus: Babylonia
Species: B. japonica
Binomial name
Babylonia japonica
(Reeve, 1842)
  • Eburna japonica Reeve, 1842 (original combination)

Babylonia japonica, common name the Japanese Babylon, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Babyloniidae.[1]


This marine species occurs off Korea, Japan and Taiwan.


Babylonia japonica shell.

The length of the shell varies between 40 mm and 85 mm.

Human use[edit]

Babylonia japonica for sale at a fishmarket in Japan.


  • Fraussen K. & Stratmann D. (2013) The family Babyloniidae. In: G.T. Poppe & K. Groh (eds), A conchological iconography. Harxheim: Conchbooks. 96 pp., pls 1-48.

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