Based on shell characters, Coralliophila luglii spec. nov. (Muricidae, Coralliophilinae) is described from two localities in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean (Cocos Island and westcoast of Panama),. The new taxon is represented by eight specimens, two of which collected alive in association with an unidentified scleractinian. Coralliophila luglii spec. nov differs in teleoconch shape, sculpture and colour pattern from the similar, sympatric C. violacea (Kiener, 1836). Some biogeographical implications of the co-occurrence of C. violacea and C. luglii in the tropical eastern Pacific are discussed.


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Carlo Smriglio, & Paolo Mariottini. (2011). Coralliophila luglii spec. nov. (Gastropoda, Muricidae, Coralliophilinae) from the eastern Pacific Ocean. Basteria, 75(4/6), 59–62.