Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

Chicoreus palmarosae

(Lamarck, 1822)
Medium to large, pale brown with dark brown spiral ridges and fronds; fronds sometimes tipped with pink. Spire often rose-pink. Varies appear folded over with wide, open, frilly frond which extend onto teh anterior canal. Aperture ovate, white, denticulate; columella edged with numerous denticles with dark brown staining between them.

Fair, R. H. The Murex Book. Ruth Fair, 1976.


Hutchinsons Shoal,  Australia
Size: 140mm    Collected: 2018
found under a rock in sand on coral/ rock reef 14.7m depth There were 4 other specimens in the same area

Wagmab Is,  Indonesia
Size: 130mm    Collected: 2005
among coral and rubble on reef slope 3-30m

East Kalimantan,  Indonesia
Size: 80mm    Collected: 2003
on and around wreck of Japanese WWII destroyer 20-30m

Rabaul- Old,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 90.2mm    Collected: 2005
Collected by scuba diver.