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The Ficidae Family includes 12 species comprising only one genus (Ficus)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Ficoidea 
     Family      : Ficidae 

Common name : fig shells

Aspect : fine shell, light but very resistant, outline reminiscent of a fig or a pear. flattened apex, large and broad main turn with a gradual transition to the siphonal canal. Finely carved lattice surface. No operculum, long siphonal canal.

Feeding : destrivorous, microorganisms

Environment : tropical seas

Ficus ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ficus ficus

Ficus gracilis (G. B. Sowerby I, 1825)

Ficus gracilis

Total collection for Ficidae : 2 species (5 shells in total)

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