Saturday, 18 February 2017

Ficus sp. fossil - Cyprus

Ficus is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Ficidae, the fig shells.

This is the type genus of the family Ficidae. Previously it has been categorized in the family Muricidae by Tryon, 1873) and Tritonidae (by Mörch)

The light, pyriform shell is ventricose, ribbed, and cancellated. The spire very short. The aperture large. The smooth columella is simple. The elongated canal is straight. The thin outer lip is entire. There is no umbilicus.

Photos by George Konstantinou

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