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Family: Ficidae fig shells (See list of species below)

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9 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Ficus communis
[Atlantic figsnail]
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Ficus filosus
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Ficus gracilis
[graceful fig shell]
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Ficus lindae
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Ficus pellucida
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Ficus subintermedia
[underlined fig shell]
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Ficus villai
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Pyrula plicata
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Thalassocyon tui
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9 Species of Family Ficidae
(fig shells)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Ficus communis Atlantic figsnail Western Central Atlantic 13 DL
Ficus filosus Western Central Pacific 10 TL
Ficus gracilis graceful fig shell Indo-West Pacific 20 SHL
Ficus lindae Western Atlantic. 11.4 DL
Ficus pellucida Western Atlantic. 7 DL
Ficus subintermedia underlined fig shell Indo-West Pacific 13 SHL
Ficus villai Western Atlantic. 9.4 DL
Pyrula plicata Western Atlantic. 3.1 DL
Thalassocyon tui Southwest Pacific



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