Coralliophila violacea/Cebu Beauty Shells

Coralliophila violacea

Coralliophila violacea common name : the violet coral shell (Cebu Beauty), is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.

These shells size ranges from 1/2 which is the common size to 1 3/4 inches

They dwell in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Chagos, Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania, in the Indo-Pacific region and along the Galapagos Islands

These are Small & bulbous shells, generally covered with a calcareous deposit. The body whorl has numerous fine, spiral lines and the Operculum is present. Its exterior is a dirty white & the aperture is usually violet

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda

clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Muricoidea

Family: Muricidae

Subfamily: Coralliophilinae

Genus: Coralliophila

Species: C. violacea

Binomial name: Coralliophila violacea

Kiener, 1836

(REF: Coralliophila violacea Kiener, 1836. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species )

  • J1-11

    One Cebu Beauty Shell 5/8 inches or less...... OUT OF STOCK