Chicoreus axicornis

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Chicoreus axicornis
Chicoreus axicornis 01.JPG
A shell of Chicoreus axicornis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Muricinae
Genus: Chicoreus
Subgenus: Triplex
Species: C. axicornis
Binomial name
Chicoreus axicornis
(Lamarck, 1822)

Murex axicornis Lamarck, 1822
Murex kawamurai Shikama, 1964

Chicoreus axicornis, the Axicornis Murex or Centre-Horned Murex, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]


The shell of Chicoreus axicornis can reach a length of 25–95 millimetres (0.98–3.74 in). This shell is slender, with long, curved, acute shoulder spines. Color ranges from whitish or reddish to dark brown. Aperture is broad and rounded. Columellar lip is narrow, smooth. Outer lip is erect and crenulate. Siphonal canal is long, narrow and recurved.


This species is widespread from Indian Ocean to Philippines.


  1. ^ a b Chicoreus axicornis (Lamarck, 1822).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.

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