Family Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815.next section
Subfamily Coralliophilinae Chenu, 1859
Genus Coralliophila Adams and Adams, 1853
For description and synonymy, see Oliverio (2008: 485). The genus Coralliophila, with which C. curacaoensis sp. nov. has been classified, is used here in a wide sense (Coralliophila s.l.), as strong evidence exists for polyphyly within this genus as currently defined (Oliverio and Mariottini, 2001a; Oliverio et al. 2002, 2009; Oliverio 2008). A taxonomic revision of the genus, limiting its use only to the clade that includes the Indo-Pacific type species Coralliophila violacea (Kiener, 1836), might classify the other species into a separate genus.