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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) brunneus (Link, 1807)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex versicolor Gmelin, 1791
   Purpura brunnea Link, 1807
   Chicoreus brunneus (Link, 1807)
   Triplex rubicunda Perry, 1810
   Triplex flavicunda Perry, 1810
   Murex adustus Lamarck, 1822
   Murex erithrostomus Dufo, 1840
   Purpura scabra Mörch, 1852
   Murex despectus A. Adams, 1854
   Murex australiensis A. Adams, 1854
   Murex huttoniae Wright, 1878
   Murex oligacanthus Euthyme, 1889

Common Name

The Burnt Murex p.sp. 29 [as Murex adustus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.26 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.134 


depth: intertidal [ from 0 metres ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 20 metres ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: mud [
substrate: rocks [ ]
substrate: sand [ ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O 1967. p.117, pl. 41, fig. 6 General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.72 [figs 31-33- protoconchs, 102-104 - SEM of radulae]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.72 Synonomy
 Middelfart, P. 1992. [figs 2A - egg capsule, 3-5C - not B, protoconch, 6B (shell ornamentation of protoconch I, 7A - veliger larvae]  General reference
 Middelfart, P. 1992. [digestive and reproductive system]  General reference
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.355-356, pl. 2, fig. 2 Checklist
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.27 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Chicoreus Montfort, 1810
                              Chicoreus (Triplex) Perry, 1810
                                Chicoreus (Triplex) brunneus (Link, 1807)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10880) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.