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Gastropoda) in the South China Sea
Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260.
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.