Chicoreus torrefactus Sowerby 1841
firebrand murex, scorched murex
Chicoreus torrefactus, firebrand murex  scorched murex

Family Muricidae - Murex shells

The underlying shell of this animal is brown and white, the bright orange colour comes from the periostracum, an external skin which covers the shell in the live animal.

Distribution =   widespread Indo-Pacific
Max size =   at least 8cms