Ocenebra inornata

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Ocenebra inornata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ocenebrinae
Genus: Ocenebra
Species: O. inornata
Binomial name
Ocenebra inornata
(Récluz, 1851)
  • Murex crassus A. Adams, 1853
  • Murex endermonis E. A. Smith, 1875
  • Murex inornatus Récluz, 1851
  • Murex japonicus Dunker, 1860
  • Murex talienwhanensis Crosse, 1862
  • Ocinebrellus inornatus (Récluz, 1851) (recombination)
  • Pteropurpura (Ocinebrellus) inornata (Récluz, 1851) (recombination)
  • Tritonium (Fusus) submuricatum Schrenck, 1862
  • Trophon incompta Gould, 1860

Ocenebra inornata common names the "Asian drill", the "Asian oyster drill", the "Japanese oyster drill" and the "Japanese oyster borer", is a species of small predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]

This species is native to Asia (Japan and Korea), but it has become a notorious introduced pest species in oyster beds in the western USA and Europe.




  1. ^ a b Ocenebra inornata (Recluz, 1851).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 July 2012.
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