Hexaplex brassica

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Hexaplex brassica
Hexaplex brassica.jpg
Shell of Hexaplex brassica (Lamarck, 1822), with operculum, measuring 102.4 mm in height, collected at Taboga Island, in Panama.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Hexaplex
Subgenus: Trunculariopsis
Species: H. brassica
Binomial name
Hexaplex brassica
(Lamarck, 1822)

Murex brassica Lamarck, 1822
Murex ducalis Broderip & Sowerby, 1829
Murex rhodocheilus King & Broderip, 1832

Hexaplex brassica is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


This species is found offshore in depths to 55 m from Guaymas, in Mexico, south to Peru, and is more commonly indigenous to Costa Rica.


  1. ^ a b Hexaplex brassica (Lamarck, 1822).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.

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