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Ficus maxima, leaf bottom
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Ficus maxima, leaf bottom
Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom
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Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom

Ficus perforta, leaf bottom
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Ficus perforta, leaf bottom
Ficus citrifolia, leaf bottom
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Ficus citrifolia, leaf bottom

Ficus bullenei, leaf bottom
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Ficus bullenei, leaf bottom
Ficus insipida, leaf bottom
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Ficus insipida, leaf bottom

Ficus popenoei, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus popenoei, leaf bottom stem
Ficus maxima, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus maxima, leaf bottom stem

Ficus maxima, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus maxima, leaf bottom stem
Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom stem

Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus pertusa, leaf bottom stem
Ficus perforta, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus perforta, leaf bottom stem

Ficus citrifolia, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus citrifolia, leaf bottom stem
Ficus insipida, leaf bottom stem
© Tomas Pickering and Graham Wyatt, 2006 · 8
Ficus insipida, leaf bottom stem
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Archerd Shell Collection > Shell Classes > Gastropoda > Ficidae


Family: Ficidae (Fig Shells)


Description
These rather delicate and beautifully fig-shaped shells are characterized by their flattened spire and a very large body whorl that covers most of the preceding whorls. The top of the spire shows sutures that are definitely incised. 
 
The Ficus snail has a very large, angular foot and no operculum. Most of its shell can be covered by the two lobes of its mantle. As shown in the lower photo of a live Ficus snail, the transparent mantle is partially pulled over the shell and visible along the edges. The snails have a large head, with two long tentacles, a very long proboscis, and a long siphon. These molluscs are found in sands of warm water regions, where they feed on detritus and small organisms that can be grasped by the denticles of the tongue (radula).
 
Classification

Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Ficoidea
Family: Ficidae
 
Single Genus
  • Genus: Ficus (Pyrula)
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Ficus subintermedia (Orbigny, 1852)
Underlined Fig Shell

 

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Ficus eospila (Péron-Lesueur, 1807)
Spotted Fig Snail
(in Wilson, 1993 )

 

FICUS SNAIL MORPHOLOGY:

Pyrula laevigata Lam.
Smooth Ficus Snail

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