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West Indian murex

West Indian murex

Science name: Chicoreus brevifrons

A carnivorous sea snail with distinct spines that feeds on oysters and clams.

The shell of C. brevifrons is relatively elongate, and has a typical muricid outline. Three axial varices are present along its body whorl, and they are ornamented by characteristic expanded hollow spines. It also presents flat spiral cords in the interspaces of its surface. The anterior canal is well-developed, akin to several other Muricidae snails.

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