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Muricoidea Rafinesque, 1815

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Muricacea · unaccepted (suffix -oidea mandatory for a...)  
suffix -oidea mandatory for a superfamily name following current ICZN art. 29.2.


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  1. Family Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815
  2. Family Concholepadidae Perrier, 1897 accepted as Rapaninae Gray, 1853
  3. Family Coralliophilidae Chenu, 1859 accepted as Coralliophilinae Chenu, 1859 (currently considered a subfamily of the Muricidae)
  4. Subfamily Eburninae Swainson, 1840 accepted as Babyloniidae Kuroda, Habe & Oyama, 1971
  5. Subfamily Latrunculinae Cossmann, 1901 accepted as Babyloniidae Kuroda, Habe & Oyama, 1971
  6. Family Magilidae Thiele, 1925 accepted as Coralliophilinae Chenu, 1859
  7. Family Nucellidae A. E. Salisbury, 1940 accepted as Ocenebrinae Cossmann, 1903
  8. Family Purpuridae Children, 1823 accepted as Rapaninae Gray, 1853 (placed on the Official List by ICZN Opinion 886 with the requirement that it shall not be given precedence over Thaididae)
  9. Family Rapidae Kuroda, 1941 accepted as Coralliophilinae Chenu, 1859
  10. Family Thaididae Jousseaume, 1888 accepted as Rapaninae Gray, 1853
  11. Family Typhidae Cossmann, 1903 accepted as Typhinae Cossmann, 1903 (unaccepted rank)
  12. Family [unassigned] Muricoidea (temporary name)
marine, brackish
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2024). MolluscaBase. Muricoidea Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed at: on 2024-04-13
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context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (PeRMS) Ramírez, R.; Paredes, C.; Arenas, J. (2003). Moluscos del Perú. <em>Revista de Biologia Tropical.</em> 51(supplement 3): 225-284. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. <em>Malacologia.</em> 47 (1-2): 1-397. [20 July]., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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