Morum purpureum

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Morum purpureum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Harpidae
Genus: Morum
Species: M. purpureum
Binomial name
Morum purpureum
Röding, 1798
  • Morum lamarcki (Deshayes, 1844) (misspelling)
  • Morum lamarckii (Deshayes, 1844)

Morum purpureum is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Harpidae, the harp snails.[1]



This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea off Belize.


  1. ^ Morum purpureum Röding, 1798 .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 February 2012.
  • Dance, S.P. & G.T. Poppe, 1999 Family Harpidae. In : A Conchological Iconography (ConchBooks, ed.), 69 p.
  • Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp