Coralliophila aedonia

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Coralliophila aedonia
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. aedonia
Binomial name
Coralliophila aedonia
(Watson, 1885)[1]
  • Murex (Pseudomurex) aëdonius Watson, 1886
  •  ?Coralliophila profundicola Haas, 1949

Coralliophila aedonia is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[2]

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) states that the subgenus Murex (Pseudomurex) has been brought into synonymy with Pseudomurex Monterosato, 1872, leaving the status of Murex (Pseudomurex) aedonius unchanged. The genus Pseudomurex in turn has been brought into synonymy with Coralliophila H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 by M. Oliverio in 2008.[3] This genus contains the species Coralliophila (Pseudomurex) aedonia.[4][5] Therefore, there is good reason to believe that both species are synonyms.




  1. ^ Watson R. B. (1885-1886). Report on the Scaphopoda and Gasteropoda collected by HMS Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Reports of the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger", Zoology : 15 (part 42): 1-756, pl. [pp. 1-608 issued in parts in 1885, pp. 609-756 issued in 1886 Online electronic edition at The Library of 19th Century Science, prepared by Dr. David C. Bossard, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire]. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ Coralliophila aedonia (Watson, 1885).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ Oliverio M. (2008) Coralliophilinae (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from the southwest Pacific. In: V. Héros, R.H. Cowie & P. Bouchet (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 196: 481-585. page(s): 485
  4. ^ WoRMS : Coralliophila aedonia; accessed : 23 December 2010
  5. ^ : Coralliophila (Pseudomurex) aedonia; accessed : 23 December 2010

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