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Ficus variegata (gastropod)

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Ficus variegata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Family: Ficidae
Genus: Ficus
F. variegata
Binomial name
Ficus variegata
Röding, 1798 [1]

Ficus variegatus Röding, 1798 (Incorrect gender ending)

Ficus variegata, common name the true fig shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ficidae, the fig shells.[2]



The shell size varies between 45mm and 120mm



This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off East Arabia and in the Pacific Ocean off Japan.


  • Verhaeghe, M. & Poppe, G. T., 2000 A Conchological Iconography (3), The Family Ficidae page(s): 20
  1. ^ Röding P. F. (1798). Museum Boltenianum sive Catalogus Cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturae quae olim collegerat Joa. Fried. Bolten M. D. p. d. pars secunda continens Conchylia sive Testacea univalvia, bivalvia et multivalvia. page(s): 148
  2. ^ Ficus variegatus Röding, 1798. WoRMS (2009). Ficus variegata Röding, 1798. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=527727 on 6 June 2010 .
  • "Ficus variegata". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 22 February 2011.