Reishia armigera

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Reishia armigera
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.132623 - Reishia armigera (Link, 1807) - Muricidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
Museum specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Rapaninae
Genus: Reishia
Species: R. armigera
Binomial name
Reishia armigera
(Link, 1807)
  • Mancinella armigera Link, 1807
  • Purpura affinis Reeve, 1846
  • Purpura armigera Lamarck, 1822
  • Purpura armigera (Link, 1807)
  • Thais armigera (Link, 1807)
  • Turbinella armigera (Lamarck, 1822)

Reishia armigera, common name : the Belligerent Rock Shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


The size of an adult shell varies between 50 mm and 105.5 mm.


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along Chagos, the Aldabra Atoll and Tanzania; in the Pacific Ocean along Japan.


  1. ^ a b Reishia armigera (Link, 1807).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 3 April 2011.
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56

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