A new genus of Atlantic Muricidae with misleading shell morphology (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
Author & date of last revision: admin on 20 November 2011
The tropical West African Murex gubbi Reeve, 1849, until now classified in Chicoreus (subfamily Muricinae),is made the type of the new genus Chicocenebra (subfamily Ocenebrinae), based on radular and shell morphology. The species had been erroneously classified due to the convergence of its shell with species in the wrong subfamily.
Muricidae, New Genus, West Africa