The Biodiversity of the South China Sea

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research

Tan, K.S., 2000. Species checklist of Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. 8: 495-513.

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Species checklist of Muricidae (Mollusca,
Gastropoda) in the South China Sea

 

K. S. Tan
Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260.


Abstract.ó The checklist was compiled from published material. A total of 128 species of extant muricid gastropods present in the South China Sea is listed, with brief introductions to the subfamilies and genera. Of the subfamilies recognized in the family Muricidae, the Muricinae contains 51 species, Muricopsinae with 5 species, Typhinae and Ocenebrinae each has two species, and Rapaninae comprises 67 species. There were no species belonging to the subfamilies Tripterotyphinae and Trophoninae. Where possible, recent illustrated references for each species are given. The coralliophilids are considered a separate family and therefore not listed.