Hexaplex radix

Hexaplex radix
Shell of Hexaplex radix (Gmelin, 1791), and operculum, measuring 90.3 mm in height, from Amador, in Panama.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Hexaplex
Species: H. radix
Binomial name
Hexaplex radix
(Gmelin, 1791)
  • Hexaplex (Muricanthus) radix (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Murex nitidus Broderip, 1833
  • Murex radix Gmelin, 1791 (basionym)
  • Murex strausi Verrill, 1950
  • Muricanthus radix (Gmelin, 1791)

Hexaplex radix is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


Hexaplex radix has a spiny black and white shell. It can be found in parts of Central America, Western Africa, Eastern Europe and Australia.



  • Merle D., Garrigues B. & Pointier J.-P. (2011) Fossil and Recent Muricidae of the world. Part Muricinae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 648 pp.

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