Taxon profile


Haustellum Schumacher, 1817

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


Shell trivaricate, small to moderately large (50—150 mm), with or without short spines. Distal tip of siphonal canal slightly deflected in some species, otherwise similar to Murex. Axial ornamentation on early teleoconch whorls of (usually) 12 rounded ribs, of which every fourth strengthens into varix, leaving three intervarical nodes initially. Labral tooth never present. Inner lip often expanded into moderate to very large inductura, frequently bearing rugae or denticles. Operculum with subterminal to subcentral nucleus, growth lines simple to sublamcllate. Radula as in Murex but with bases of marginal teeth less expanded in most species so they do not overlap. Ejaculatory duct not embedded in body wall, non-muscular, sometimes open or partly open. Radular sac markedly shorter than buccal mass. Accessory salivary glands very small, possibly absent in some species.
Ponder W.F. & Vokes E.H. (1988) A revision of the Indo-West Pacific fossil and Recent species of Murex s.s. and Haustellum (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae)
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 18

species Haustellum barbieri R. Houart, 1992

Haustellum barbieri - 000000000111

species Haustellum bobyini S. Kosuge, 1983

Haustellum bobyini - 0000000000 1

species Haustellum briskasii Verrill, 1953
species Haustellum damarcoi B. Briano & P. Damarco, 2011

Haustellum damarcoi - 000000000101000

species Haustellum danilai R. Houart, 1992
species Haustellum fallax E. A. Smith, 1901
species Haustellum franchii L. Bozzetti, 1993
species Haustellum haustellum C. Linnaeus, 1758

Haustellum haustellum - 0000000001 1

species Haustellum kurodai Shikama, 1964
species Haustellum langleitae R. Houart, 1993

Haustellum langleitae - 000000000111

species Haustellum longicaudus F. C. Baker, 1891

Haustellum longicaudus - 000000000111

species Haustellum rectirostris (Sowerby, 1841)

Haustellum rectirostris - 0000000001 1

species Haustellum samui E. J. Petuch, 1987
species Haustellum senkakuensis Shikama, 1973
species Haustellum sunderlandi E. J. Petuch, 1987
species Haustellum tweedianum Macpherson, 1962

Haustellum tweedianum - 000000000011

species Haustellum vicdani S. Kosuge, 1980

Haustellum vicdani - 000000000111

species Haustellum wilsoni d'Attilio & Old, 1971

Haustellum wilsoni - 000000000111

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