Voluta

Belongs within: Volutoidea. Voluta is a genus of more or less large volutes found in the tropics of the West Atlantic with a solid, ovate to elongate-ovate shell. <==Voluta Linnaeus 1758 [Volutidia, Volutini]BR05 |–*V. musica Linnaeus 1758BR17 |–V. aculeataH86 |–V. aethiopica Linnaeus 1758L58 |–V. amphora Lightfoot 1786K65 |–V. anguria Lightfoot 1786K65 |–V. attenuataH86 |–V. aulicaB42… Continue reading Voluta

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Volutoidea

Belongs within: Neogastropoda.Contains: Fulgorariinae, Athletinae, Voluta, Lyriini, Scaphella, Amoria, Alcithoe, Odontocymbiolini, Unitas, Zeadmete, Oamaruia, Inglisella, Bonellitia, Merica, Sveltella, Tritonoharpa, Turehua, Plesiotriton, Admete, Paladmete, Sveltia, Cancellaria, Trigonostoma. The Volutoidea are a clade of neogastropods supported by molecular data uniting the families Volutidae and Cancellariidae. The Cancellariidae, nutmeg snails, are a group of marine gastropods adapted for… Continue reading Volutoidea

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Amoria

Belongs within: Volutoidea. Amoria is a genus of volutes found around Australia and southern Indonesia. Members of this genus have a smooth, conical protoconch, a solid, glossy, fusiform shell and an elongate aperture with four distinct columellar plicae. <==Amoria Gray 1855BR05 (see below for synonymy) |–*A. turneri (Gray 1834)BR17 (see below for synonymy) |–A. canaliculata… Continue reading Amoria

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Marginellidae

Belongs within: Volutoidea.Contains: Marginellinae, Pruninae, Mesoginella. The Marginellidae, margin shells, are a group of small neogastropods with a thickened lip to the shell and lacking an operculum. Members of the subfamily Marginelloninae are generally larger than Marginellinae and have a distinctive short radula bearing broad rachidian teeth with a large number of cusps. The Granulininae… Continue reading Marginellidae

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Scaphella

Belongs within: Volutoidea. Scaphella is a genus of large volutes in which the terminal nucleus of the spire is very small, pointed and oblique (Oldroyd 1927). <==Scaphella Swainson 1832BR05 |–*S. junonia (Lamarck 1804)F27b, BC01 (see below for synonymy) |–S. arnheimi Rivers 1891 [=Voluta arnheimi]O27 |–S. canaliculata (McCoy 1869) [=Voluta canaliculata]H09 |–S. contoyensis Emerson & Old… Continue reading Scaphella

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