Phyllonotus pomum

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Phyllonotus pomum
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Phyllonotus pomum (Gmelin, 1791)
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P. pomum
Binomial name
Phyllonotus pomum
(Gmelin, 1791)
Synonyms[1]
  • Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Chicoreus pomum (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Murex asperrimus Lamarck, 1822
  • Murex mexicanus Petit, 1852
  • Murex pomiformis Mørch, 1852
  • Murex pomiformis sensu Martin Locard, 1897
  • Murex pomum Gmelin, 1791 (basionym)

Phyllonotus pomum, common name the "apple murex", is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of an adult shell varies between 44 mm and 133 mm.

From the original Lovell Augustus Reeve description (published 1843):

The shell is fusiformly oblong, thick, solid, very rough throughout, transversely conspicuously ridged, tuberculated between the varices ; three-varicose, varices tuberculated with a complicated mass of laminae ; fulvous or reddish brown, columella and interior of the aperture ochraceous yellow, columellar lip slightly wrinkled, edge erected, vividly stained, especially at the upper part, with very black brown ; outer lip strongly toothed, ornamented with three black-brown spots ; canal rather short, compressed, recurved."[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles; in the Atlantic Ocean between North Carolina and Northern Brazil.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Phyllonotus pomum". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 23 June 2011.