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Ficus (gastropod)
Ficus (gastropod)

Ficus is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ficidae, the fig shells.[3]

This is the type genus of the family Ficidae. Previously it has been categorized in the family Muricidae by Tryon, 1873) and Tritonidae (by Mörch)

Description


The light, pyriform shell is ventricose, ribbed, and cancellated. The spire very short. The aperture large. The smooth columella is simple. The elongated canal is straight. The thin outer lip is entire. There is no umbilicus.[4]

Species


Species within the genus Ficus include:

  • Ficus atlanticus Clench & Aguayo, 1940 : synonym of Ficus pellucida Deshayes, 1856
  • Ficus carolae Clench, 1945 : synonym of Ficus papyratia carolae Clench, 1945
  • Ficus communis Röding, 1798 :[14] synonym of Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ficus ficoides (Lamarck, 1822) : synonym of Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ficus filosus (Sowerby III, 1892) : synonym of Ficus filosa (Sowerby III, 1892)
  • Ficus howelli Clench & Aguayo, 1940 : synonym of Ficus pellucida Deshayes, 1856
  • Ficus lindae Petuch, 1988 : synonym of Ficus papyratia lindae Petuch, 1988
  • Ficus margaretae Iredale, 1931 : synonym of Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ficus pellucidus Deshayes, 1856 accepted as Ficus pellucida Deshayes, 1856
  • Ficus subintermedius (d'Orbigny, 1852) : synonym of Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ficus tessellatus (Kobelt, 1881) : synonym of Ficus eospila (Péron & Lesueur, 1807)
  • Ficus variegatus Röding, 1798 : synonym of Ficus variegata Röding, 1798
  • Ficus ventricosus (Sowerby I, 1825) : synonym of Ficus ventricosa (Sowerby I, 1825)
  • Ficus villai Petuch, 1998:[15] synonym of Ficus papyratia villai Petuch, 1998
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