OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Coralliophila (Coralliophila) violacea (Kiener, 1836)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex neritoideus Gmelin, 1791
   Fusus neritoideus (Gmelin, 1791)
   Pyrula neritoidea (Gmelin, 1791)
   Purpura neritoidea (Gmelin, 1791)
   Coralliophila neritoides (Gmelin, 1791)
   Coralliophila violacea (Kiener, 1836)
   Purpura diversiformis Kiener, 1836
   Purpura violacea Kiener, 1836
   Coralliophila (Coralliophila) violacea (Kiener, 1836)
   Purpura squamulosa Reeve, 1846

Common Name

Violet-mouthed Coral Shell p.142, pl.422      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "Throughout the entire Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands, Clipperton, and Easter Island. ...also ...from Cocos Island."

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaEaster Island Group
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificClipperton Island
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.36 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.163, no. 4 


depth: intertidal       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
depth: subtidal       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
habitat: tide pools       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 
substrate: coral       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 75 


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                            Coralliophila H. & A. Adams, 1853
                              Coralliophila (Coralliophila) H. & A. Adams, 1853
                                Coralliophila (Coralliophila) violacea (Kiener, 1836)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=76445) created by benamy on 2002-08-20. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-18.