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Southwest Florida Shells with Emphasis on Sanibel & Captiva

José H. Leal

Family Muricidae


Vokesimurex cabritii

(Bernardi, 1859)

Cabrit Murex

Shell size up to 60 mm. Shell with varices present every 120 degrees. Varices bearing spines that extend onto long siphonal canal. Spines on siphonal canal 3 to 7. Color white, cream, pinkish, or yellowish, with darker bands sometimes present, stronger band about mid-whorl, more prominent on body whorl. Shells collected on the beach have worn, blunt spines, those dredged offshore present very sharp spines.

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