Chicoreus

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Chicoreus
Chicoreus ramosus.png
Ventral view of a shell of Chicoreus ramosus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Chicoreus
Montfort, 1810 [1]
Type species
Murex ramosus
Synonyms [2]
  • Chicoreus (Chicopinnatus)Houart, 1992
  • Chicoreus (Chicoreus)Montfort, 1810
  • Chicoreus (Rhizophorimurex)Oyama, 1950
  • Chicoreus (Triplex)Perry, 1810
  • Euphyllon Jousseaume, 1880
  • FoveomurexWenz, 1941
  • FrondosariaSchlüter, 1838
  • Murex (Chicoreus) Montfort, 1810
  • Pirtusde Gregorio, 1885
  • TorvamurexMacpherson & Gabriel, 1962
  • TorvamurexIredale, 1936 (invalid, no description)
  • TriplexPerry, 1810

Chicoreus is a genus of medium- to large-sized predatory sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs in the family Muricidae, the murexes or rock snails. [3]

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Species

Over 100 species are within the genus, with several subgenera, [4] [2] including:

Synonymized species
Subgenus Chicoreus ( Phyllonotus ) Swainson, 1833

In 2011, Phyllonotus was raised to the status of genus from its former state as subgenus of Chicoreus. [5]

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Muricinae Subfamily of gastropods

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<i>Lambis</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Muricopsis</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Hexaplex</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Imbricaria</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Chicoreus aculeatus</i> Species of gastropod

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<i>Chicoreus banksii</i> Species of gastropod

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<i>Hexaplex duplex</i> Species of gastropod

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<i>Chicomurex</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Favartia</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Haustellum</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Phyllonotus</i> Genus of gastropods

Chicoreus is a genus of medium to large sized predatory sea snails. These are carnivorous marine gastropod molluscs in the family Muricidae, the murexes or rock snails.

<i>Pterynotus</i> Genus of gastropods

Pterynotus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

<i>Siratus</i> Genus of gastropods

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<i>Vokesimurex</i> Genus of gastropods

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Timbellus is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

<i>Textilia</i> Subgenus of gastropods

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References

  1. Montfort (1810). Conch. Syst.2: 610.
  2. 1 2 "World Register of Marine Species" . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  3. Bouchet, P.; Houart, R. (2010). Chicoreus Montfort, 1810. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205487 on 2010-11-01
  4. Rosenberg, Gary (2009). "Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca" . Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  5. Merle D., Garrigues B. & Pointier J.-P. (2011) Fossil and Recent Muricidae of the world. Part Muricinae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 648 pp. page(s): 114