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SpeciesJansen, Zuschin & Baal,2011van Gemert, 2005
Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817)xx
Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)xx
Canarium fusiforme (Sowerby, 1842)xx
Conomurex fasciatus (Born, 1778)xx
Dolomena plicata (Röding, 1798)xx
Euprotomus aurora Kronenberg, 2002 x
Gibberulus gibberulus albus (Mörch, 1850)xx
Lambis sebae (Kiener, 1843)xx
Terebellum terebellum Linnaeus, 1758xx
Terestrombus afrobellatus (Abbott, 1960)xx
Tibia insulaechorab Röding, 1798 x
Tricornis tricornis (Lightfoot, 1786)xx
Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758) x

Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817); Safaga, south of Hurghada, West Coast Gulf of Suez, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea; on sand, dived at 0,5 m; 2/1997; 31,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05897d

Canarium fusiforme (Sowerby, 1842); Eilat, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel, Red Sea; in sand under stones, at 3 m; 35,0 mm; Coll. Frank Nolf no. 05896

Conomurex fasciatus (Born, 1778); Ras Gemsa, 50 km north of Hurghada (27°39´N,33°36´E), West Coast Gulf of Suez, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea; muddy flat merging into a sandy flat, both with stones and old coral blocks; 1988; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 1480

Dolomena plicata (Röding, 1798); Sharm el Naga, Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea; dead on beach, 70,7 mm; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 5496

Tricornis tricornis (Lightfoot, 1786); 10 km south of Safaga (26°39´30´´N,33°56´30´´E), West Coast Gulf of Suez, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea; large muddy / sandy flat with coral blocks; 8/1988; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 1457


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  • Anon., 1983. Recently described species: a new Strombus from the south Red Sea. Levantina, no. 44: 516
  • Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z., 2000.Checklist of Red Sea Mollusca . Spirula, 47 Supplement:1-46
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  • Heiman, E.L., 2002. Shells of east Sinai, an illustrated list: Strombidae. Triton, no. 6: 12-14
  • A. Issel, C. Tapparone Canefri (1876)
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  • Mienis, H.K., 1971. Strombidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) collected by the Israel south Red Sea expeditions. Argamon, 2: 87-93
  • Mienis, H.K., 1973. Strombus labiatus and Strombus aurisdianae from Eilat. Argamon, 4: 6
  • Mienis, H.K., 1974. A checklist of Strombidae from the Sinai-area of the Red Sea. Informations de la Société Belge de Malacologie 3(8-9): 115-117.
  • Mienis, H.K., 1975. Strombus terebellatus from the Red Sea. Hawaiian Shell News 23(1): 6
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  • Mienis, H.K., 1983. A record of Strombus cf. bulla from the Gulf of Eilat. Levantina, no. 44: 513-514
  • Mienis, H.K., 1984. Further news concerning Strombidae from the Red Sea, with a checklist of species recorded from the Sinai area. Levantina, no. 48: 559-561
  • Ostini, M. & L. Rigoletti, 1983. A new species from Red Sea Strombus (Conomurex) dehelensis. La Conchiglia, nos. 168-169: 21
  • Pickery, R.[E.P.] & W. Wellens, 1998. Red Sea Mollusca. Part 4. Class: Gastropoda. Family: Strombidae. Gloria Maris, 36: 59-62, pls. 1-2
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