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Live Busycotypus canaliculatus for sale in a California seafood market
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Busyconidae
Genus: Busycotypus
Wenz, 1943
Type species
Murex canaliculatus
Linnaeus, 1758

See text

  • Busycotypus (Pyrofulgur) Hollister, 1958

Busycotypus is a genus of very large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Busyconidae. In the United States, these are commonly known as whelks.[1]


Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2015). Busycotypus Wenz, 1943. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160190 on 2015-12-03
  • Hollister S.C. 1958, A review of the genus Busycon and its allies - Part I: Palaeontographica Americana IV(28): 48-126, pls. 8-18 page(s): 99

External links[edit]

  • Jaxshell info at: [1]