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Prototyphis eos

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Muricidae
Scientific name  Prototyphis eos
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Muricoidea
Subfamily  Tripterotyphinae
Rank  Species

Prototyphis eos is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

Contents

There are two subspecies :

  • Prototyphis eos eos (Hutton, 1873)
  • Prototyphis eos paupereques (Powell, 1974) (synonym : Prototyphis paupereques (Powell, 1974) )
  • Description

    The size of an adult shell varies between 15 mm and 30 mm.

    Distribution

    This marine species is found along Australia and Northern New Zealand.

    References

    Prototyphis eos Wikipedia


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