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Concholepas concholepas mm 116 Seashell Gastropoda Murex Rock Snail

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Origin : Chile (Coquimbo)

Size : mm 116

Concholepas concholepas mm 116 Seashell Gastropoda Murex Rock Snail, with operculum, back covered with barnacles, only a piece, as in photos.
Taken by dive at 5-15 mt on rocks, management area - 09/09.
This shell belongs to the family of Muricidae, so it is a gastropod, although for convergent evolution has taken the form of a bivalve (although with only a valve) or a limp.

Common name: The Chilean Abalone (but it isn't an Haliotidae!).
Sin. Buccinum concholepas, Concholepas decipiens, Concholepas densestriatus, Concholepas granosus, Concholepas imbricatus, Concholepas laevigatus, Concholepas minor, Concholepas oblongus, Concholepas patagonicus, Concholepas peruviana, Concholepas rhombicus, Concholepas similis, Concholepas splendens, Concholepas verucundus, Murex locus, Patella lepas, Purpura loca, Purpura pileopsis.

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