Coralliophila neritoidea [Status Unaccepted]   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Keoki Stender

Size: 4 cm.

Color: Off-white to grey, interior violet.

Globose, spire low, suture incised, siphonal canal short, narrow, turned to the right, concave beneath, sculptured with fine, weakly scabrous, spiral cords, fasciole elevated, imbricate, umbilical chink open in some specimens, aperture almost round, outer lip finely dentate, columellar callus spreading over the parietal wall, laminate and reflected over the umbilical area.

Synonym (s)
Coralliophila violacea Kiener, 1836

Common Name (s)
• Violet Coral Shell
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • AlMoghrabi, SM (1997) Bathymetric distribution of Drupella cornus and Coralliophila neritoidea in the Gulf of Aqaba (Jordan). Proceedings of the eighth international coral reef symposium, Panama, June 24-29, 1996 1345-1349 Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR13500050390
  • 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
  • Stender, GK and Stender, YO Available at -

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