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Concholepas concholepas.jpg
Two live individuals of Concholepas concholepas, the one on the left has been turned over to show the under surface of the large muscular foot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Rapaninae
Genus: Concholepas
Lamarck, 1801

See text.

  • Conchopatella Herrmannsen, 1847
  • Conchulus Rafinesque, 1815

Concholepas is a genus of medium-sized to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Muricidae, the rock shells.


Species within the genus Concholepas include:

Life habits[edit]

These animals are predatory, like almost all the muricids.


  1. ^ P., Houart (2009). "World Register of Marine Species". Retrieved 23 March 2010. 

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