Coralliophila erosa   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: White, interior white or pale rose to violet.

Trichotropoid, spire conical, suture impressed, whorls angulate at the shoulders, body whorl broad, siphonal canal short, narrow, recurved, sculptured with irregular axial ribs which are prominently elevated on the shoulder, crossed by scabrous spiral cords, 2-3 broader spiral cords on the base, aperture wide, outer lip finely crenulate, columella narrowly callosed, erect and laminate anteriorly beside the canal, fasciole narrow but high, encircling a maderately wide and open umbilicus. Operculum yellow.

Synonym (s)
Coralliophila deformis Lamarck, 1822
Cantharus erosus Roding, 1798
Coralliophila (Coralliophila) erosa (Roding, 1798)
Coralliophila deformis (Lamarck, 1822)
Coralliophila groschi Kilburn, 1977
Coralliophila orbignyana (Petit de la Saussaye, 1851)
Coralliophila stearnsiana Dall, 1919
Murex plicatus W. Wood, 1818
Pyrula abbreviata Lamarck, 1816
Pyrula deformis Lamarck, 1822
Rapana coralliophila A. Adams, 1854
Rapana fragilis A. Adams, 1854
Rapana suturalis A. Adams, 1854
Rhizochilus exaratus Pease, 1861
Trichotropis dorbignyanum Petit de la Saussaye, 1851

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • CalPhotos Available at -

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