Coralliophila squamosissima (Smith, 1876)


Uncommon or rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Found throughout the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia recorded from around Exmouth in Western Australia, and from southern Queensland to central New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Specimen pictured found in rocky/coral reef area at North Solitary Island at a depth of around 12 m.

Additional Notes: 

Whorls rounded or slightly shouldered, aperture greater than half the shell length. Columella smooth, coloured white internally and externally. Grows to 22 mm.


The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at Accessed 05/11/2018.

Atlas of Living Australia website at Accessed 05/11/2018.