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genus

Chicoreus Montfort, 1810

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Muricidae - Muricids

Scientific synonyms

incl. Triplex Perry, 1810

Description

This genus, in numbers of species, is the largest in the subfamily Muricinae. The shells, varying in size from small to very large, are characterized by having three more or less foliaceous varices. The spire is generally moderately high. The body whorl may be capacious to moderate in size, with an aperture that may range from small to large; the aperture may bear a prominent labial tooth, as in the type species, or the tooth may be completely Licking. The canal ranges from short to quite long, depending on the species. Axial sculpture generally consists of three varices and one or more axial ridges in each intervarical space. Denticulation or liration of the interior of the outer apertural lip i.s generally lacking, although a few species do show this feature. The shells range in color from almost pure white to dark brown-black, with brown the predominant color in most species.
Tropical and subtropical portions of the Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Radwin, G.E. & D'Attilio, A., 1976. Murex Shells of the World. An Illustrated Guide to the Muricidae.
Author: Jan Delsing

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Included taxa

Number of records: 78

species Chicoreus aculeatus (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus aculeatus

species Chicoreus akritos Radwin & d'Attilio, 1976

Chicoreus akritos

species Chicoreus allaryi Houart, Quiquandon & Briano, 2004
species Chicoreus ambiguus (L.A. Reeve, 1845)

Chicoreus ambiguus

species Chicoreus anosyensis L. Bozzetti, 2013
species Chicoreus antillarum R. B. Hinds, 1844

Chicoreus antillarum

species Chicoreus asianus T. Kuroda, 1942

Chicoreus asianus

species Chicoreus austramosus E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus austramosus

species Chicoreus axicornis J. B. Lamarck, 1822

Chicoreus axicornis

species Chicoreus banksii (G. B. Sowerby II, 1841)

Chicoreus banksii

species Chicoreus boucheti R. Houart, 1983

Chicoreus boucheti

species Chicoreus bourguignati Poirier, 1883

Chicoreus bourguignati

species Chicoreus brevifrons (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus brevifrons

species Chicoreus brunneus (Link, 1807)

Chicoreus brunneus

species Chicoreus bullisi E. H. Vokes, 1974

Chicoreus bullisi

species Chicoreus bundharmai R. Houart, 1992

Chicoreus bundharmai

species Chicoreus capucinus (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus capucinus

species Chicoreus cervicornis J. B. Lamarck, 1822

Chicoreus cervicornis

species Chicoreus cloveri R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus cloveri

species Chicoreus cnissodus Euthyme, 1889

Chicoreus cnissodus

species Chicoreus cornucervi (Röding, 1798) - Monodon Murex

Chicoreus cornucervi

species Chicoreus corrugatus Sowerby, 1841

Chicoreus corrugatus

species Chicoreus cosmani R. T. Abbott & H. J. Finlay, 1979

Chicoreus cosmani

species Chicoreus crosnieri R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus crosnieri

species Chicoreus damicornis Ch. Hedley, 1903

Chicoreus damicornis

species Chicoreus denudatus Perry, 1811

Chicoreus denudatus

species Chicoreus dilectus A. Adams, 1855

Chicoreus dilectus

species Chicoreus dodongi R. Houart, 1995
species Chicoreus dovi R. Houart, 1984

Chicoreus dovi

species Chicoreus dunni E. J. Petuch, 1987
species Chicoreus elisae L. Bozzetti, 1991

Chicoreus elisae

species Chicoreus felicitatis L. Bozzetti, 2011
species Chicoreus florifer L. A. Reeve, 1846

Chicoreus florifer

species Chicoreus fosterorum R. Houart, 1989

Chicoreus fosterorum

species Chicoreus franchii Cossignani, 2005

Chicoreus franchii

species Chicoreus groschi E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus groschi

species Chicoreus guillei R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus guillei

species Chicoreus ingridmariae R. Houart, 2010
species Chicoreus insularum H. A. Pilsbry, 1921

Chicoreus insularum

species Chicoreus janae R. Houart, 2013
species Chicoreus jessicae Houart, 2008

Chicoreus jessicae

species Chicoreus kantori R. Houart & V. Héros, 2013
species Chicoreus laqueatus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1841)

Chicoreus laqueatus

species Chicoreus litos E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus litos

species Chicoreus longicornis R. W. Dunker, 1864

Chicoreus longicornis

species Chicoreus lorenzi R. Houart, 2009
species Chicoreus margaritensis R. T. Abbott, 1958

Chicoreus margaritensis

species Chicoreus maurus W. J. Broderip, 1833

Chicoreus maurus

species Chicoreus mergus E. H. Vokes, 1974

Chicoreus mergus

species Chicoreus microphyllus J. B. Lamarck, 1816

Chicoreus microphyllus

species Chicoreus mocki M. Beals, 1997
species Chicoreus monicae Bozzetti, 2001
species Chicoreus nobilis Shikama, 1977

Chicoreus nobilis

species Chicoreus orchidiflorus Shikama, 1973

Chicoreus orchidiflorus

species Chicoreus paini R. Houart, 1983
species Chicoreus palmarosae J. B. Lamarck, 1822

Chicoreus palmarosae

species Chicoreus paucifrondosus R. Houart, 1988

Chicoreus paucifrondosus

species Chicoreus peledi E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus peledi

species Chicoreus pisori Houart, 2007
species Chicoreus rachelcarsonae E. J. Petuch, 1987
species Chicoreus ramosus C. Linnaeus, 1758 - Giant Murex

Chicoreus ramosus

species Chicoreus rossiteri H. Crosse, 1872

Chicoreus rossiteri

species Chicoreus rubescens (Broderip, 1833)

Chicoreus rubescens

species Chicoreus ryosukei Shikama, 1978
species Chicoreus ryukyuensis Shikama, 1978

Chicoreus ryukyuensis

species Chicoreus saulii (G. B. Sowerby II, 1841)

Chicoreus saulii

species Chicoreus setionoi Houart, 2001

Chicoreus setionoi

species Chicoreus solangeae L. Bozzetti, 2014
species Chicoreus spectrum L. A. Reeve, 1846

Chicoreus spectrum

species Chicoreus strigatus L. A. Reeve, 1849

Chicoreus strigatus

species Chicoreus subpalmatus R. Houart, 1988

Chicoreus subpalmatus

species Chicoreus territus L. A. Reeve, 1845

Chicoreus territus

species Chicoreus thomasi H. Crosse, 1872

Chicoreus thomasi

species Chicoreus torrefactus Sowerby, 1841

Chicoreus torrefactus

species Chicoreus trivialis A. Adams, 1854

Chicoreus trivialis

species Chicoreus varius (G.B. Sowerby I, 1834)

Chicoreus varius

species Chicoreus virgineus (Röding, 1798)

Chicoreus virgineus

species Chicoreus zululandensis R. Houart, 1989

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1331908]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Chicoreus Montfort, 1810]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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