Species under Hexaplex
n= 17
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Hexaplex ambiguus
(Reeve, 1845)
To be filled
Hexaplex angularis
(Lamarck, 1822)
angular murex Eastern Central Atlantic
Hexaplex brassica
(Lamarck, 1822)
cabbage murex Southeast Pacific
Hexaplex cichoreum
(Gmelin, 1791)
Endive murex Western Central Pacific 15
Hexaplex duplex
(Röding, 1798)
To be filled
Hexaplex erythrostomus
(Swainson, 1831)
pink-mouthed murex Central America
Hexaplex fulvescens
(Sowerby II, 1834)
giant eastern murex Western Central Atlantic 18.5
Hexaplex kusterianus
(Tapparone Canefri, 1875)
Western Indian Ocean
Hexaplex nigritus
(Philippi, 1845)
To be filled
Hexaplex pecchiolianus
(d'Ancona, 1871)
Mediterranean Sea
Hexaplex princeps
(Broderip, 1833)
prince murex Southeast Pacific
Hexaplex pudica
(Reeve, 1845)
Eastern Atlantic
Hexaplex radix
(Gmelin, 1791)
To be filled
Hexaplex regius
(Swainson, 1821)
regal murex Eastern Pacific 17
Hexaplex stainforthi
(Reeve, 1843)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Hexaplex strausi
(Verrill, 1950)
Western Atlantic 5.9
Hexaplex trunculus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
banded dye-murex Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean 8.284
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