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Family: Harpidae harp shells (See list of species below)

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21 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)


Harpa amouretta
[harp shell]


Harpa articularis
[Articulate harp]
No picture found

Harpa cabriti
[]
No picture found

Harpa doris
[]


Harpa harpa
[true harp]


Harpa kajiyamai
[]


Harpa major
[major harp]
No picture found

Morum amabilis
[]
No picture found

Morum bayeri
[]


Morum dennisoni
[Dennison morum]


Morum grande
[giant morum]


Morum lamarckii
[rose-mouth morum]
No picture found

Morum lindae
[]
No picture found

Morum matthewsi
[]


Morum oniscus
[Atlantic morum]
No picture found

Morum ponderosum
[heavy morum]
No picture found

Morum purpureum
[]
No picture found

Morum strombiforme
[]
No picture found

Morum teramachii
[]
No picture found

Morum uchiyamai
[]
No picture found

Morum watanabei
[]
21 Species of Family Harpidae
(harp shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Harpa amouretta harp shell Indo-Pacific. 6 TL
Harpa articularis Articulate harp Indo-West Pacific 11 SHL
Harpa cabriti Western Central Pacific
Harpa doris Eastern Atlantic.
Harpa harpa true harp Indo-Pacific 7.5 SHL
Harpa kajiyamai Western Central Pacific 7 TL
Harpa major major harp Indo-Pacific. 10 SHL
Morum amabilis Western Central Pacific
Morum bayeri Western Atlantic. 2.2 DL
Morum dennisoni Dennison morum Western Atlantic. 5.4 DL
Morum grande giant morum Western Central Pacific 7 TL
Morum lamarckii rose-mouth morum Western Atlantic Ocean
Morum lindae Western Atlantic. 3.5 DL
Morum matthewsi Western Atlantic. 2.8 DL
Morum oniscus Atlantic morum Western Atlantic. 2.5 DL
Morum ponderosum heavy morum Central Pacific
Morum purpureum Western Atlantic. 3 DL
Morum strombiforme Western Atlantic. 2.5 DL
Morum teramachii Western Central Pacific
Morum uchiyamai Western Central Pacific
Morum watanabei Western Central Pacific



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