Chicomurex laciniatus (Sowerby, 1841)
50mm

Chicomurex laciniatus is rather rare in the Marshalls. Aside from one large living animal observed on an Enewetak Atoll lagoon pinnacle in 1982, most of our sightings have been small specimens in lagoon Halimeda patches at Kwajalein. Like many of the Chicoreus, it is usually covered with what appears to be a red sponge that sometimes wears off in older specimens.

The larger specimen below was found at Enewetak Atoll.

Created 1 October 2010
Updated 26 March 2017

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