Vexillum vulpecula

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Vexillum (Vexillum) vulpecula
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Vexillum (Vexillum) vulpecula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Costellariidae
Genus: Vexillum
Subgenus: Vexillum
Species: V. vulpecula
Binomial name
Vexillum (Vexillum) vulpecula
(Linne, 1758)
Synonyms[1] * [2]
  • Mitra vulpecula (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Vexillum superbum Röding, P.F., 1798
  • Mitra bifasciata Swainson, 1821
  • Mitra zonalis Quoy, J.R.C. & J.P. Gaimard, 1833
  • Mitra crispata Küster, 1840
  • Mitra nodosa Swainson, W.A., 1840
  • Vexillum plicatissima Küster, H.C., 1840
  • Mitra staminea Dall, W.H., 1905
  • Vexillum pervariabilis Dautzenberg, Ph., 1935
  • Vexillum rugata Dautzenberg, Ph., 1935
  • Vexillum simulans Dautzenberg, Ph., 1935

Vexillum (Vexillum) vulpecula, common name : the Little Fox Mitre, is a species of small sea snail, marine gastropod mollusk in the family Costellariidae, the ribbed miters.[1]


The shell size varies between 27 mm and 72 mm


This species is distributed in the Indo-West Pacific along Madagascar and Mozambique and in the Pacific Ocean along Australia, the Philippines, Fiji and Okinawa.


  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Turner H. 2001. Katalog der Familie Costellariidae Macdonald, 1860. Conchbooks. 1-100 page(s): 68

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