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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) banksii (Sowerby, 1840)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Triplex cornucervi Perry, 1811
   Murex banksii Sowerby, 1840
   Murex crocatus Reeve, 1845

Common Name

The Saffron-Tinged Murex p.sp. 168 [as Murex crocatus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Banks' Murex p.sp. 38 [as Murex banksii]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.134 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.134 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesMindanaoZamboanga del Sur
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.148, no. 1 


depth: continental shelf [ to 60 metres ]
depth: subtidal [ from 10 metres ]
substrate: sand bottom [ sand with algae {Houart1992A}, below 5 m, on rocks near sandy bottom (Middelfart pers. obs.) ]


 Houart, R. 1992. p.69 [figs 26-28 - protoconch, 100-101 - SEM of radula, 178- lectotype]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.69 Synonomy
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.357, pl. 2, fig. 5 Checklist
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.27 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86, pl. 58, fig. 2 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Chicoreus Montfort, 1810
                              Chicoreus (Triplex) Perry, 1810
                                Chicoreus (Triplex) banksii (Sowerby, 1840)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10876) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-05.