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genus

Acanthotrophon Hertlein & Strong, 1951

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Caenogastropoda »  family Muricidae - muricids

Description

The shell is rather thin, biconic in outline; spiral sculpture consists of two or three rather weak, usually spinose cords below the shoulder on the body whorl and another cord, a bit more prominent, on the canal about halfway between the upper cords and the end of the canal; axial sculpture is of weak axially elongated nodes, these developed into a row of sharp, erect, guttered spines on the angulation of the body whorl; the earlier whorls bear a row of nodes rather than spines; a slight siphonal fasciole is present; the aperture is smooth interiorly.
Radwin & D'Attilio, 1976.
Authors: Jan Delsing, Radwin & D'Attilio, 1976.

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 3

species Acanthotrophon carduus W. J. Broderip, 1833
species Acanthotrophon sorenseni J. G. Hertlein & A. M. Strong, 1951
species Acanthotrophon striatoides E. H. Vokes, 1980

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