OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) axicornis (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex axicornis Lamarck, 1822
   Murex kawamurai Shikama, 1964

Common Name

The Axis' Horn Murex p.sp. 37 [as Murex axicornis]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Centre-Horned Murex p.25      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatu
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesLuzonSorsogon
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.132 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.132 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.132 


depth: continental shelf [ 40-80 metres ]


 Houart, R. 1992. p.67 [figs 23-25 - protoconchs]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.67 Synonomy
 Houart, R. 2001. p.251 [Vanuatu record]  Distribution


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


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10926) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.