7 photos - 4 species

Chicoreus ramosus

Ramos murex or Branched murex

Maximum length: 20 cm

Many souvenir shops have them, strong decline due to collecting.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt

Photo 3 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines

Haustellum haustellum

Snipe's bill murex

Maximum size: 18 cm

This species feeds on squid eggs, among other things, but also on carrion.

The shell of this species has no spines, but has a very long and thin siphonal canal.

They can be found at depths of up to 90 metres.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi

Murex forskoehlii

Forsskal's murex

Maximum length: 9 cm

Eat mussels.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bali Indonesia

Murex ternispina

Triple-spined murex or Black-spined murex

Maximum length: 15 cm

It feeds mainly on snails and mussels.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi