A very rare and desirable species, with one of the most beautiful of shells. Thought to be extinct but some fresh specimens have turned up, probably the exact locality was not found. Said to be intertidal and easily caught when found, thus causing it to be extinct in Al-Masirah Island where it was said to be endemic.
Like the Afrozoila teulerei with healthy populations rediscovered in other localities in Oman, it is hoped that this beautiful species will be rediscovered again and that it will not be over-collected. Endemic to the Al Masirah Island in Oman, it was discovered by Dr Donald Bosch and named after his wife, Eloise Bosch. It lives in very shallow water and is most likely a sand/mud burrower feeding on polychaete worms; the largest specimen recorded is 38mm in shell length.
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