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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Coralliophila (Coralliophila) neritoidea (Lamarck, 1816)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Fusus neritoideus Lamarck, 1816
   Coralliophila neritoidea (Lamarck, 1816)
   Purpura diversiformis Kiener, 1836
   Purpura violacea Kiener, 1836

Common Name

The Violet Purpura p.sp. 70 [as Purpura violacea]      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  
Violet Mouthed Coral Shell p.142      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Indo-West Pacific; Abrolhos, WA to Capricorn Group, Qld {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.27 


habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral [ found in clusters on massive corals such as Porites {Wilson1993B} ]


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1985. p.52-53 Contains synonymy
 Demond, J. 1957. p.315 [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.256, fig. 90C [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference
 Kosuge, S. & Suzuki, M. 1985. p.37pl. 41, figs. 1-2 Contains synonymy
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.133, pl. 2, fig. B [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.75 [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.310 [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.18 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.94, pl. 64, fig. 8 [ as Coralliophila violacea ]  General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                            Coralliophila H. & A. Adams, 1853
                              Coralliophila (Coralliophila) H. & A. Adams, 1853
                                Coralliophila (Coralliophila) neritoidea (Lamarck, 1816)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10635) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-10-09.