Buccinidae


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Buccinidae

[bək′sin·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of marine gastropod mollusks in the order Neogastropoda containing the whelks in the genus Buccinum.
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Taxonomic notes on South African marine Mollusca (5): including descriptions of new taxa of Rissoidae, Cerithiidae, Tonnidae, Cassididae, Buccinidae, Fasciolariidae, Turbinellidae, Turridae, Architectonicidae, Epitoniidae, Limidae and Thraciidae.
The spotted Babylon, Babylonia areolata Link 1807, is a gastropod in the order Neogastropoda, family Buccinidae (Habe 1965).
1985), and the presence of male characters in females in at least 12 Buccinidae genera (Power & Keegan 2001) has lead to the hypothesis that knobbed whelks may be protandric hermaphrodites that initially mature as males and then undergo functional sex reversal at larger sizes (Walker 1988).