Muricidae


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Muricidae

[‚myu̇′ris·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of predatory gastropod mollusks in the order Neogastropoda; contains the rock snails.

Muricidae

 

a family of marine gastropod mollusks of the subclass Prosobranchia. The shell is spirally wound, often with thorn-like or needle-like processes. The mantle contains a pair of glands, whose secretions were used in antiquity to obtain Tyrian purple for dyeing textiles. Muricidae are most numerous in tropical and subtropical seas; in the USSR there are several species in the Black, Far Eastern (the genus Rapana), and Northern seas. All Muricidae are predators, boring into the shells of other mollusks with an acid secretion (saliva) and eating their bodies.

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Marine gastropods of the family Muricidae produce Tyrian purple (6,6'-dibromoindigo; Cooksey 2001), a dye of significant historical importance that can be obtained from no other natural source (Westley & Benkendorff 2008).
Studies of boring gastropods have largely focused on the drilling behaviors and patterns for Muricidae and Naticidae.
10] indicated that Hexaplex trunculus belongs to the family of Muricidae satisfies all the requirements to be a biomonitor of metal contamination as they are abundant, sedentary, easy to identify, and tolerate high concentrations of metals.
The colour purple was a symbol of economic and social status in the ancient Mediterranean world (Leggett 1944; Reinhold 1970), with the best known purple dye, the Tyrian or Royal Purple obtained from Gastropodes of the Muricidae, discussed in Near Eastern ancient texts (Pliny 9.
Boring snails, including those in the families Muricidae, Naticidae, and likely Ranellidae, are major predators on skate eggs and predation rates in nursery grounds can reach 40% or more (Lucifora and Garcla, 2004; Hoff, 2007).
On three species of Muricidae and Columbellidae, erroneously described as Turridae.
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millepunctata Lamarck Cassididae Phalium=Cassis undulatum Born Cymatiidae Charonia nodifera Lamarck NEOGASTROPODA (Order) Muricidae Ocinebrina=Tritonalia Payr.
Because related species of the genera Hexaplex, Phyllonotus, Eupleura, and Urosalpix in the family Muricidae that feed on Argopecten spp.
2006) temporal daily increment framework (current study) Sclero- ND Oxygen isotope chronological as temperature and chemical recorder element used (Lietard 2007) to record environment Mesodesma Concholepas donaaum concholepas Species Lamarck, 1818 * Bruguiere, 1789 Order, Veneroidae, Neogastropoda, superfamily, Veneroidea, Muricoidea, family Mesodesmatidae Muricidae Geographical From Chimbote, From Callao, distribution Peru (Alamo & Peru, to Magellan (Alamo & Valdivieso 1987, Strait.
Marginal chipping is a method of attack reported for Rapana bezoar and other Muricidae (see Morton (1994), Urrutia and Navarro (2001), and Peharda and Morton (2006) and references therein).
Conversely, the comparative values from 8 species of Muricidae, a widespread family of carnivorous marine gastropods, suggest a general evolutionary trend toward an increase in genome size and a decrease in chromosome number within the group (Pascoe et al.