Rapana venosa

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© Bisulli, E. (iNaturalist)

Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846)

Shell globose, with very large body whorl and low conical spire. Spire whorls with a strong shoulder, irregular spiral sculpture. Aperture large, ovate, slightly expanded. Siphonal canal broad, widely open and bearing a series of scales. Τhe colour of the shell is variable from dull grey, to orange-brown, and atypically blonde, with more or less dark brown dashes on the spiral ribs. The aperture and columella vary from deep orange to yellow, or off-white. Shells can reach 168.5 mm or more in size.

Koutsoubas, D., Voultsiadou-Koukoura, E. (1991). Occurrence of Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) in the Aegean Sea. Bolletino Malacologico 26(10-12): 201-204

Records of Rapana venosa

Sites where Rapana venosa has been recorded in the Hellenic Seas.

© Girrard, P. (iNaturalist)
© Bisulli, E. (iNaturalist)

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