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  Murex trapa Röding 1798
  Family Name : Muricidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Rare-spined Murex

Rare-spined Murex
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Rocky shores. Carnivorous, feeding on other gastropods by drilling small, neat hole through the victim's shell.
      Habitats :
      Marine, Rocky Shore
      Distribution :
      Western Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat destruction and the shell trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Has become rare and seldom seen now. Sites of occurrence need to be identified, some need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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