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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) cervicornis (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex cervicornis Lamarck, 1822

Common Name

The Stag's Horn Murex p.sp. 66 [as Murex cernicornis]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Two-forked Murex p.141 [as Murex cernicornis]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaMoluccas
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)


depth: continental shelf [ to 180 metres ]
depth: intertidal [ from 1 metre ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand bottom 


 Coleman, N. 1981. p.26  General reference
 Eisenberg, J. M. 1981. p.88 [pl. 70, fig. 17, as Murex (Murex) cervicornis]  New combination
 Fair, R. H. 1976. p.30 [pl. 7, fig. 98, as Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cervicornis]  New combination
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.38 [pl. 19, figs 11-13, as Euphyllon cervicornis]  New combination
 Houart, R. 1992. p.89 [figs 47 - protoconch, 361 - holotype]  General reference
 Shikama, T. 1963. p.70 [pl. 53, fig. 2, as Murex (Euphyllon) cervicornis]  New combination
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.27 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86 [pl. 58, fig. 9, as Chicoreus cervicornis]  New combination


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Chicoreus Montfort, 1810
                              Chicoreus (Triplex) Perry, 1810
                                Chicoreus (Triplex) cervicornis (Lamarck, 1822)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10892) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2001-08-20.