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