An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Dog whelks and Sting winkles (Superfamily Muricoidea) - Marine Snail Images
Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) >
Muricidae (Family) > Ocenebrinae (Subfamily)
- Dog whelks and Sting winkles

Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common dog whelk

Ocenebra erinaceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Sting winkle or Oyster drill

Ocinebrina aciculata (Lamarck, 1822)
- Small sting-winkle

Urosalpinx cinerea (Say, 1822)
- American sting winkle (non-native species)

Caenogastropoda (Subclass) > Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Rapaninae (Subfamily)

Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846)
- Veined or Asian rapa whelk (non-native species)

Stramonita floridana (Conrad, 1837)
- Florida rock snail (non-native species)

Stramonita haemastoma (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Red-mouthed rock shell (non-native species)

Neogastropoda (Order) > Muricoidea (Superfamily) >
Muricidae (Family) > Trophoninae (Subfamily)
- Little spindle shells

Boreotrophon truncatus (Ström, 1768)
- Ribbed spindle shell

Trophonopsis barvicensis (Johnston, 1825)
- Berwick spindle shell

Trophonopsis muricata (Montagu, 1803)
- Prickly spindle shell


Other members of the Superfamily Muricoidea
From the authors collection of foreign shells,
species not recorded in the United Kingdom.

Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Costellariidae (Family)

Vexillum ebenus (Lamarck, 1811)
- Ebony mitre (Balearic Islands)

Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Cystiscidae (Family) > Persiculinae (Subfamily)

Gibberula jansseni van Aartsen, Menkhorst & Gittenberger, 1984 - A False margin shell (Canary Islands)

Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Marginellidae (Family) > Marginellinae (Subfamily)

Prunum apicinum (Menke, 1828)
- Common atlantic marginella (New York, USA)

Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Mitridae (Family)

Mitra nigra (Gmelin, 1791)
- Black Mitre (Canary Islands)

Muricoidea (Superfamily)> Muricidae (Family) > Muricinae (Subfamily)

Chicoreus florifer (Reeve, 1846)
- Flowery or Lace murex (Florida, USA)

Eupleura caudata (Say, 1822)
- Thick-lipped Oyster Drill (New York, USA)

Hexaplex brassica (Lamarck, 1822)
- Rose or Cabbage Murex (S. California, USA)

Hexaplex trunculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Banded dye-murex (Spain)

Muricoidea (Superfamily) > Muricidae (Family) > Ocenebrinae (Subfamily)

Hadriania craticulata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1882 - A Muricid snail (Spain)

Ocinebrina edwardsii (Payraudeau, 1826)
- A Muricid snail (Canary Islands)

Pteropurpura festiva (Hinds, 1844)
- Festive murex or Rock shell (California, USA)

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