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Family Muricidae, Subfamily Coralliophilinae

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Coralliophila erosa

Kaiona, Oahu, 6 feet, 28mm

ERODED CORAL-LOVING SHELL

Rare under Porites coral at any depth.  Operculum yellow.  Attains 1.5 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.  Reported as Coralliophila d'orbignyana in Kay, 1979, which is now considered a form of C. erosa with heavier sculpture.