A new genus of Atlantic Muricidae with misleading shell morphology (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

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PHILIPPE BOUCHET
ROLAND HOUART
(1996)
Volume
35
Part
5
Page from
423

The tropical West African Murex gubbi Reeve, 1849, until now classified in Chicoreus (subfamily Muricinae),is made the type of the new genus Chicocenebra (subfamily Ocenebrinae), based on radular and shell morphology. The species had been erroneously classified due to the convergence of its shell with species in the wrong subfamily.

Keywords
Muricidae
New Genus
West Africa