Bothropoma pilula

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Bothropoma pilula
Bothropoma pilula 001.jpg
Two views of a shell of Bothropoma pilula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Phasianelloidea
Family: Colloniidae
Genus: Bothropoma
Species: B. pilula
Binomial name
Bothropoma pilula
(Dunker, 1860)
  • Bothropoma cf. pilula Bosch et al., 1995
  • Bothropoma isseli Thiele, 1924 [1]
  • Liotia pilula Dunker, 1860 (original combination)
  • Neocollonia pilula (Dunker, 1860)
  • Leptothyra pilula R. W. Dunker, 1860

Bothropoma pilula is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Colloniidae.[2]


The shell grows to a size of 5 mm.


This marine species occurs off South Japan, China and the Philippines. It has also been recorded in the Red Sea.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rusmore-Villaume, m.l. (2008): Seashells of the Egyptian Red Sea: The illustrated Handbook. – XI + 307 pp., American Univ. in Cairo Press.
  2. ^ a b Bothropoma pilula (Dunker, 1860).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 19 April 2010.

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