The more research I do on this sugiya, the more pilpul I see the Murex Trunculus supporters need to do. It seems as if there answers require a lot of "lumdish" answers in order to "shtem" with the pashut pshat
Here's a few examples that I can't accept any of their forced answers... The snail is not a "Dag" but rather a "Sheretz HaYam" The snail does not resemble the ocean in any way, rather it resembles the sand. (Same for its color)
Does anyone know any recognized modern day poskim that say the Radyners rebbe cuttle fish is a better candidate than the Murex?