Timbellus vespertilio

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Timbellus vespertillo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Timbellus
Species: T. vespertillo
Binomial name
Timbellus vespertillo
(Kuroda in Kira, 1959)
  • Pteropurpura (Ceratostoma) vespertillo Kuroda in Kira, 1959 (basionym)
  • Pterynotus vespertillo (Kuroda in Kira, 1959)

Timbellus vespertillo, common name : the Butterfly Murex, 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 17 mm and 50 mm.


This marine species is found in the Pacific Ocean along Southeast Japan and the Philippines.


  • Merle D., Garrigues B. & Pointier J.-P. (2011) Fossil and Recent Muricidae of the world. Part Muricinae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 648 pp. page(s): 133

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