Family Muricidae Rafinesque 1815 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Parent taxon: Muricoidea according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Abbott 1974, Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Chiesa et al. 1995, DeVries 2000, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Houart 1996, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010, Martin 1904, Merle and Pacaud 2002, Olsson 1931, Ponder and Warén 1988, Sohl 1964, Todd 2001, Vokes 1989, Ward 1992, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: Babyloniidae, Coralliophilidae, Costellariidae, Cystiscidae, Fulgerca, Harpidae, Marginellidae, Mitracea, Mitridae, Pholidotomidae, Pleioptygmatidae, Purpurellidae, Rachiglossa, Strepsiduridae, Taurasinae, Tudiclidae, Turbinellidae, Volutidae, Volutomitridae

Subtaxa: Acanthotrophon Aspella Atractodon Attiliosa Austrotrophon Babelomurex Boreotrophon Calothrophon Calotrophon Cathymorula Coralliophilinae Cymia Dermomurex Drupinae Eofavartia Ergalataxinae Favartia Hadriania Haustrinae Heteropurpura Hexaplex Homalocantha Jaton Lyrotyphis Monoceros Morula Murexiella Murexsul Muricanthus Muricidea Muricinae Muricopsinae Muricopsis Murotriton Nucella Nucellopsis Ocenebra Ocenebrinae Ocinebrina Ocinebrinae Odontopolys Orania Pagodula Phyllocoma Ponderia Pterochelus Pteropurpura Pterorhytis Pterotyphis Pterymarchia Pterynotus Purpura Purpurellus Pygmaepterys Rapaninae Reishia Siphonochelus Spinidrupa Spinucella Thaidinae Thais Trachypollia Tripterotyphinae Trophoninae Typhinae Typhinellus Typhis Vitularia Yasila Yunomys

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

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