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Chorus giganteus

Chorus giganteus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ocenebrinae
Genus: Chorus
Species: C. giganteus
Binomial name
Chorus giganteus
(Lesson, 1831)
Synonyms [1]
  • Monoceros giganteum Lesson, 1831
  • Monoceros fusoides King & Broderip, 1832

Chorus giganteus is a species of sea snail in the family Muricidae. It is endemic to the coast of Chile, where it occurs from Antofagasta (23° S) to the south of the country (around 39° S) at depths of 8–30 metres (26–98 ft).[2] It is a benthic predator that lives on rocks in temperate waters. It has been overexploited by local fishermen in much of its range.[2]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b

External links

  • (Spanish) List of Chilean molluscs

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