Reishia clavigera

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Reishia clavigera
Thais clavigera 20060825.jpg
Three individuals of Thais clavigera with many egg masses
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. clavigera
Binomial name
Reishia clavigera
(Küster, 1860)
  • Purpura clavigera Küster, 1860
  • Thais clavigera (Küster, 1860)
  • Purpura altispiralis Grabau & King, 1928
  • Purpura alveolata var. pechiliensis Grabau & King, 1928

Reishia clavigera is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[2]

This species has been found to be useful as an indicator of the environmental contamination levels of arsenic, copper, and zinc.


This is an intertidal species, found on rocky shores in Malaysia, Singapore and Indo-China.



  1. ^ Houart, R. (2015). Reishia clavigera (Küster, 1860). In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2016-05-14
  2. ^ Reishia clavigera (Küster, 1860).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Guo X., Zhao D., Jung D., Li Q., Kong L.-F., Ni G., et al. (2015). "Phylogeography of the Rock Shell Thais clavigera (Mollusca): Evidence for Long-Distance Dispersal in the Northwestern Pacific". PLoS ONE 10(7): e0129715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129715
  • Contamination study [1]
  • Contamination study [2]