Leptoconchus striatus

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Leptoconchus striatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Coralliophilinae
Genus: Leptoconchus
Species: L. striatus
Binomial name
Leptoconchus striatus
Rüppell, 1835
Synonyms[1]

Magilus striatus

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

Description[edit]

The shell size varies between 20 mm and 80 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is distributed in the Red Sea, in the Indian Ocean along East Africa, in the Indo-West Pacific and along North Queensland, Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leptoconchus striatus .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 12 March 2011.
  • Fishelson, L., 1971. Ecology and distribution of the benthic fauna in the shallow waters of the Red Sea. Mar. Biol., Berl. 10 2: 113-133

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