Concholepas

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Concholepas
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
Species

See text.

Synonyms[1]
  • 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[edit]

Species within the genus Concholepas include:

Life habits[edit]

These animals are predatory, like almost all the muricids.

References[edit]

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

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