Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Neogastropoda > Superfamily Muricoidea > Family Muricidae > Subfamily Rapaninae > Genus Rapana

Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

RapanaSchumacher, 1817accepted genus name

Species group names

Purpura venosa Valenciennes, 1846 basionym
Purpura venosa Valenciennes, 1846 synonym
Rapana pechiliensis Grabau & King, 1928 synonym
Rapana pontica Nordsieck, 1968 synonym
Rapana thomasiana Crosse, 1861 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: geaderde stekelhoorn
 English: veined whelk sources: Kerckhof, F.; Vink, R.J.; Nieweg, D.C.; Post, J.J.N. (2006). [The veined whelk Rapana venosa has reached the North Sea]. Aquatic Invasions 1(1): 35-37
 Greek: Μυδοφάγος; Όστρακο του Θωμά


original description

Valenciennes A. (1846). Mollusques. [in] Du Petit-Thouars. Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate La Venus pendant 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie.

basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Kerckhof, F.; Vink, R.J.; Nieweg, D.C.; Post, J.J.N. (2006). [The veined whelk Rapana venosa has reached the North Sea]. Aquatic Invasions 1(1): 35-37

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Claremont M., Vermeij G.J., Williams S.T. & Reid D.G. (2013) Global phylogeny and new classification of the Rapaninae (Gastropoda: Muricidae), dominant molluscan predators on tropical rocky seashores. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66: 91–102. [Published online 28 September 2012; Code-compliant paper version published January 2013]





External Links

GenBank (199 nucleotides; 190 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications)
Barcode of Life (53 barcodes)


Houart, R.; Gofas, S. (2014). Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140416




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