Taxon profile


Bolinus Pusch, 1837

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Muricidae - Muricids


A completely Old World genus, Bolinus includes .two species. B. brandaris from the Mediterranean and B. cornutus from western Africa. The shells of both species are essentially club-shaped, and characterized by numerous spinose varices, a short spire, and an elongate, straight, or slightly recurved canal. Other characters include the well-developed parietal callus and inductura, features not unique to Bolinus.
Radwin, G.E. & D'Attilio, A., 1976. Murex Shells of the World. An Illustrated Guide to the Muricidae.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

species Bolinus brandaris (Linnaeus, 1758) - Purple dye murex

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species Bolinus cornutus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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