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For the Roman naval boarding bridge, see Corvus (boarding device). For the Roman naval grapnel, see Harpax.
Temporal range: Quaternary–Recent
Harpago chiragra 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Harpago chiragra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Stromboidea
Family: Strombidae
Genus: Harpago
Mörch, 1852
Type species
Lambis harpago Röding, 1798

Harpago is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.[2]

Harpago ('grappling iron') is also a term used in insect morphology for the distal end of a genital clasper.


Species within the genus Harpago include:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J. J. Jr. (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 95. 
  2. ^ Harpago Mörch, 1852 . WoRMS (2009). Harpago. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=531658 on 23 April 2011.