Chicoreus brevifrons

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Chicoreus brevifrons


Taxonavigation: Muricoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Orthogastropoda
Superordo: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Sorbeoconcha
Subordo: Hypsogastropoda
Infraordo: Neogastropoda
Superfamilia: Muricoidea

Familia: Muricidae
Subfamilia: Muricinae
Genus: Chicoreus
Specie: Chicoreus brevifrons


Chicoreus brevifrons (Lamarck, 1822)


  • Chicoreus (Chicoreus) vokesae Macsotay & Campos, 2001
  • Chicoreus (Triplex) brevifrons (Lamarck, 1822)
  • Murex approximatus Sowerby, 1879
  • Murex brevifrons Lamarck, 1822
  • Murex crassivaricosa Reeve, 1845
  • Murex elongatus Lamarck, 1822
  • Murex pudoricolor Reeve, 1845
  • Murex purpuratus Reeve, 1846
  • Murex spectrum var. incertum Usticke, 1969
  • Murex toupiollei Bernardi, 1860


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: West Indian Murex
español: Burro, Chivato,
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