Atlantic Muck: Vokesimurex messorius

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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