Chicoreus denudatus   (Perry,  1811) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 24.25-57.7 mm; diameter 14.5-28.95 mm; length of aperture 6.4-13.7 mm; length of spire 7.75-19.05 mm; length of the canal 7.5-15.25 mm.

Color: Dark or light brown, yellow or orange, aperture white.

Protoconch consists of 2½ whorls, elevated, last whorl axially ribbed, ribs distant; suture deep. Tall-spired and fusiform, siphonal canal relatively short and recurved, varixes bearing crowded, short and delicately beaded fronds which are obsolete on the spire whorls, intervarical area with two finely nodulose axial costae and scaly and nodulose spiral threads of varying size, aperture ovate with a narrow V-shaped anal sulcus, outer lip erect, finely dentate, lirate within, columellar lip detached, slightly erect.

Synonym (s)
Chicoreus extraneus Cernohorsky, 1967
Murex corrugatus Sowerby, 1841
Murex palmiferus Sowerby, 1841
Triplex denudata Perry, 1811
Chicoreus denudatus Cernohorsky, 1972
Chicoreus denudatus Radwin and D'Attilio, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Des Beechey (2008) The Seashells of New South Wales Available at -

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