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
Hutchinson's 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