Coralliophila violacea, Galapagos Islands, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Rounded shell with outer surface usually encrusted with algae, aperture pale to bright violet. Almost always found firmly affixed in crevices on heads of Porites corals, often in large clusters.
Sea Temperature Range: 20.6-29.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (21 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.