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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) microphyllus (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex microphyllus Lamarck, 1816
   Murex poirieri Jousseaume, 1881
   Murex jousseaumei Poirier, 1883
   Chicoreus akritos Radwin & D'Attilio, 1976

Common Name

The Small-Leaf Murex p.SP. 40 [as Murex microphyllus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
The Allied Murex p.sp. 182 [as Murex affinis]      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  
Curly Murex p.136, pl.137      Wilson, B 2002.  
Short-fronded Murex p.147, pl.445      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Confused Murex p.146, pl.441      Coleman, N. 1975.  


  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 RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.135 


depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef [ walls of caves in reef-front slope {Wilson1993B} ]
substrate: rock bottom 


 Cernohorsky, W.O 1967. p.120 [pl. 14, fig. 10, text fig. 4, as Chicoreus microphyllus]  New combination
 Fair, R. H. 1976. p.58 [pl. 7, fig. 87, as Chicoreus (Chicoreus) microphyllus]  New combination
 Houart, R. 1992. p.59 [figs 13-19 - protoconchs, 87-91 - operculae, 133 - aperture outline]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.59 Synonomy
 Houart, R. 1992. p.59 [figs 13-19, 87-91, 133, 299-301, 309-323, as Chicoreus (Triplex) microphyllus]  New combination
 Smith. M. 1953. p.5 [pl. 8, fig. 10, as Murex (Chicoreus) microphyllus]  New combination
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.28 General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10907) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.