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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 - 000000000111100

species Chicoreus akritos Radwin & d'Attilio, 1976

Chicoreus akritos - 0000000001 1

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

Chicoreus ambiguus - 000000000101000

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

Chicoreus antillarum - 0000000000 1

species Chicoreus asianus T. Kuroda, 1942

Chicoreus asianus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus austramosus E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus austramosus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus axicornis J. B. Lamarck, 1822

Chicoreus axicornis - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus banksii - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus boucheti R. Houart, 1983

Chicoreus boucheti - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus bourguignati Poirier, 1883

Chicoreus bourguignati - 000000000111

species Chicoreus brevifrons (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus brevifrons - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus brunneus (Link, 1807)

Chicoreus brunneus - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus bullisi E. H. Vokes, 1974

Chicoreus bullisi - 0000000001 1

species Chicoreus bundharmai R. Houart, 1992

Chicoreus bundharmai - 0000000001010

species Chicoreus capucinus (Lamarck, 1822)

Chicoreus capucinus - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus cervicornis J. B. Lamarck, 1822

Chicoreus cervicornis - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus cloveri R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus cloveri - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus cnissodus Euthyme, 1889

Chicoreus cnissodus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus cornucervi (Röding, 1798) - Monodon Murex

Chicoreus cornucervi - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus corrugatus Sowerby, 1841

Chicoreus corrugatus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus cosmani R. T. Abbott & H. J. Finlay, 1979
species Chicoreus crosnieri R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus crosnieri - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus damicornis Ch. Hedley, 1903

Chicoreus damicornis - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus denudatus Perry, 1811

Chicoreus denudatus - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus dilectus A. Adams, 1855

Chicoreus dilectus - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus dovi - 0000000001 1

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

Chicoreus elisae - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus florifer - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus fosterorum R. Houart, 1989

Chicoreus fosterorum - 000000000111

species Chicoreus franchii Cossignani, 2005

Chicoreus franchii - 000000000111000

species Chicoreus groschi E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus groschi - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus guillei R. Houart, 1985

Chicoreus guillei - 0000000001111

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

Chicoreus insularum - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus jessicae - 000000000101000

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

Chicoreus laqueatus - 000000000111100

species Chicoreus litos E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus litos - 000000000111

species Chicoreus longicornis R. W. Dunker, 1864

Chicoreus longicornis - 0000000001110

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

Chicoreus margaritensis - 0000000001 1

species Chicoreus maurus W. J. Broderip, 1833

Chicoreus maurus - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus mergus E. H. Vokes, 1974

Chicoreus mergus - 0000000001 1

species Chicoreus microphyllus J. B. Lamarck, 1816

Chicoreus microphyllus - 00000000011100

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

Chicoreus nobilis - 0000000001 11

species Chicoreus orchidiflorus Shikama, 1973

Chicoreus orchidiflorus - 0000000001 1

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

Chicoreus palmarosae - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus paucifrondosus R. Houart, 1988

Chicoreus paucifrondosus - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus peledi E. H. Vokes, 1978

Chicoreus peledi - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus ramosus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus rossiteri H. Crosse, 1872

Chicoreus rossiteri - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus rubescens (Broderip, 1833)

Chicoreus rubescens - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus ryukyuensis - 000000000111

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

Chicoreus saulii - 000000000111

species Chicoreus setionoi Houart, 2001
species Chicoreus solangeae L. Bozzetti, 2014
species Chicoreus spectrum L. A. Reeve, 1846

Chicoreus spectrum - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus strigatus L. A. Reeve, 1849

Chicoreus strigatus - 0000000001110

species Chicoreus subpalmatus R. Houart, 1988

Chicoreus subpalmatus - 0000000001111

species Chicoreus territus L. A. Reeve, 1845

Chicoreus territus - 000000000111

species Chicoreus thomasi H. Crosse, 1872
species Chicoreus torrefactus Sowerby, 1841

Chicoreus torrefactus - 00000000011100

species Chicoreus trivialis A. Adams, 1854

Chicoreus trivialis - 0000000001 1

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

Chicoreus varius - 000000000111000

species Chicoreus virgineus (Röding, 1798)

Chicoreus virgineus - 000000000111

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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