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Zeatrophon ambiguus
Xymene ambiguus (large trophon).JPG
A shell of Zeatrophon ambiguus (female)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily:
Muricoidea
Family:
Muricidae
Subfamily:
Pagodulinae
Genus:
Zeatrophon
Species:
Z. ambiguus
Binomial name
Zeatrophon ambiguus
(Philippi, 1844)
Synonyms
  • Fusus ambiguus Philippi, 1844 (original combination)
  • Fusus cretaceus Reeve, 1847
  • Trophon spiratus H. Adams & A. Adams, 1863
  • Xymene ambiguus (Philippi, 1844)
  • Zeatrophon elegans Fleming, 1943
  • Zeatrophon mutabilis Marwick, 1928

Zeatrophon ambiguus common name the large trophon, is a species of large predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Muricidae, the rock snails or murex snails.

Xymene ambiguus (large trophon) base
Apertural view of the shell of Zeatrophon ambiguus (female)
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