Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Muricidae

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.


Specimens

Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
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
Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
Wagmab Is,  Indonesia
Size: 130mm    Collected: 2005
among coral and rubble on reef slope 3-30m
Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
Chicoreus palmarosae
East Kalimantan,  Indonesia
Size: 80mm    Collected: 2003
on and around wreck of Japanese WWII destroyer 20-30m