Chicoreus denudatus (Perry, 1811)

Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Friday, 24 February 1989
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
15m
Chicoreus denudatus
Chicoreus denudatus
Photographer: 
Steve Smith
Date: 
Friday, 24 February 1989
Location: 
Split Solitary Island
Depth: 
15m
Distribution:

Moderately common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to Australia; Rockhampton, Queensland to Westernport, Victoria, and northern Tasmania.

Ecological Notes:

Occurs intertidally among rocks in muddy environments, and down to about 100 m. Common subtidally.

Additional Notes:

Possibly feed on bivalves, including oysters, mussels and scallops. Grows to 60 mm.

References:

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Muricinae/Pages/chicoreus_denudatus.htm. Accessed 28/10/2018.