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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) palmarosae (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Triplex foliatus Perry, 1810
   Triplex rosaria Perry, 1811
   Murex palmarosae Lamarck, 1822
   Murex argyna Mörch, 1852

Common Name

The Rose-Branch Murex p.sp. 30 [as Murex palma-rose]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Rose-fronded Murex p.148. pl.449      Coleman, N. 1975.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Christmas Island
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.134 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


depth: continental shelf [ to 90 metres ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.65 [ as Chicoreus rosarius (Perry, 1811) ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Fair, R. H. 1976. p.65 [pl. 8, fig. 104, as Chicoreus (Chicoreus) palmarosae]  New combination
 Houart, R. 1992. p.53 [fig. 9 - protoconch]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.52 Synonomy
 Houart, R. 1992. p.53 [figs 9, 293-294, as Chicoreus (Triplex) palmarosae]  New combination
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.357-358, pl. 2, fig. 6 Checklist
 Smith. M. 1953. p.5 [pl. 3, fig. 1, as Murex (Chicoreus) palmarosae]  New combination
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.28 General reference


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10912) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.