Snail ID Please?

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  1. ascheff

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    Hi guys,

    Can someone please help ID this snail for me? I'm sure it must be quite common, as I've seen them at quite a few LFS, but I can't find a close enough image match online for more info. I've only seen them sold as "snails".

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    But it looks like muricidae
     
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    If that's it, it might be why I'm not finding an exact lookalike. Seems they come in all kinds of shapes. Also a predator.
     
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    Muricidae family are predators. Only good in our systems when dead and fed to the hermits.
     
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    yip, Muricidae, Predators on other snail, especially bi-valves.
     
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    Great, thanks. Definitely not what I'm after, so steering clear.
     
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