species: Chicoreus microphyllus in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chicoreus microphyllus

©Lyle Vail: Chicoreus microphyllus at Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Chicoreus microphyllus at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Neogastropoda
Family Muricidae
Genus Chicoreus
Species Chicoreus microphyllus



Distinguishing features

Bright orange with white aperture; shell to about 7.5 cm long


  • Up to 7.5 cm (Length of specimen)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • Wilson, B. (1993). Australian Marine Shells: 1. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.