Rose-fronded Murex (Chicoreus palmarosae)

Also known as Murex Shell, Pink fronded Chicoreus palmarosae, Rosebranch Murex, Rosebranch Murex Shell, Rosebranch Seashell

Description

Also known as Murex Shell, Pink fronded Chicoreus palmarosae, Rosebranch Murex, Rosebranch Murex Shell, Rosebranch Seashell.

Found over coral and rocky areas of reefs.
They feed on bivalves.
Beautiful shape and colour of the shell a pinky/mauve.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 5-30m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Murex shells are highly prized collectors items with their winged and pungent spines.
Some look like walking skeleton shells. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicoreus_palmarosae

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