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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Chicoreus (Triplex) torrefactus (Sowerby, 1841)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex torrefactus Sowerby, 1841
   Murex rubiginosus Reeve, 1845
   Chicoreus (Chicoreus) rubiginosus (Reeve, 1845)
   Murex affinis Reeve, 1846
   Murex benedictinus Löbbecke, 1879
   Murex rochebruni Poirier, 1883
   Chicoreus (Chicoreus) kilburni Houart & Pain, 1982

Common Name

The Scorched Murex p.sp. 41 [as Murex torrefactus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
The Rusty Murex p.sp. 8 [as Murex rubiginosus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Ruby Murex p.81 [as Chicoreus rubiginosus]      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  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 PacificMarshall Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMozambique
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene IslandsReunion
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.134, no. 12 


depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: sand 


 Fair, R. H. 1976. p.81 [pl. 8, fig. 103, as Chicoreus (Chicoreus) torrefactus]  New combination
 Houart, R. 1992. p.55 [figs 12 - protoconch, 94-97 - radulae, 132 - out line of aperture]  General reference
 Houart, R. 1992. p.55 Synonomy
 Houart, R. 1992. p.55 [figs 12, 94-97, 132, 160-162, 282-285, 296-297, 306-308, as Chicoreus (Triplex) torrefactus]  New combination
 Middelfart, P. 1992. p.113 [figs 2 - egg capsule, 3B-5B - not C - protoconch I & II), 6A (protoconch I with microstructures, 7B - fully developed veliger larvae]  General reference
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.356-357, pl. 2, figs. 3-4 Checklist
 Smith. M. 1953. p.6 [pl. 6, fig. 17, as Murex (Chicoreus) torrefactus]  New combination
 Tan, K.S. & Chou, L.M. 2000. p.93 Biology and ecology
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86, pl. 58, fig. 3 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86, pl. 58, figs. 4-4b [ as Chicoreus rubiginosus ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.86 [pl. 58, as Chicoreus torrefactus]  New combination


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Chicoreus Montfort, 1810
                              Chicoreus (Triplex) Perry, 1810
                                Chicoreus (Triplex) torrefactus (Sowerby, 1841)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10931) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.