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Digitate Pacific Drupe

Drupina grossularia (Röding 1798)

Drupina grossularia

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Drupina grossularia, common name : the finger drupe, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[2]

Description

The shell size varies between 20 millimetres (0.79 in) and 45 millimetres (1.8 in).[3][4] The shells of this species are yellow-mouthed and develop marginal lobate digitate processes. On the outer lip the teeth are singularly arranged. The radula has small and slender lateral teeth and a greatly modified rachidian radular tooth.[5]

Distribution and habitat

This species is distributed in the Eastern Indian Ocean along Madagascar in the Philippines [4] and in Eastern Polynesia.[3][6][5] It prefers hard reef in the surf zone and reef areas of lagoons.[7][8]

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Drupina grossularia: Brief Summary

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Drupina grossularia, common name : the finger drupe, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

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