Vokesimurex messorius (G. B. Sowerby II, 1841)
Description: Reddish brown to gray with lighter spiral bands. Moderately long siphonal canal (often broken) with short spines. 3-4 smaller axial ribs between several varices (broader axial ribs), which bear short spines.
Size: 50-70 mm.
Ecology: Typically shallow sub tidal to offshore.
Geological range: Middle Miocene-Recent (16-0 million years ago).
Geographic distribution: Caribbean.
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