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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) territus (Reeve, 1845)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex territus Reeve, 1845
   Murex nubilis Sowerby, 1860

Common Name

The Terrified Murex p.sp. 167 [as Murex territus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Territory Murex p.214, pl.598      Coleman, N. 1975.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: mud flats 


 Fair, R. H. 1976. p.80 [pl. 7, fig. 95, as Chicoreus (Chicoreus) territus]  New combination
 Houart, R. 1992. p.86 [fig. 43 - protoconc)]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.86 Synonomy
 Houart, R. 1992. p.86 [figs 43, 382-383, 385-387, as Chicoreus (Triplex) territusNew combination
 Murray, F. V. & Goldsmith, M. V. 1963. p.21 [ pls 2-4, as Torvamurex territus ]  New combination
 Murray, F. V. & Goldsmith, M. V. 1963. p.21 [plates 2 - shell and egg mass, 3 - egg capsules, 4 - protoconch]  Biology and ecology
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.29 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86 [pl. 58, fig. 11, as Chicoreus territus]  New combination


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Chicoreus Montfort, 1810
                              Chicoreus (Triplex) Perry, 1810
                                Chicoreus (Triplex) territus (Reeve, 1845)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10921) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.