Lyriini

Belongs within: Volutoidea. The lyriin volutes Published 18 June 2024 Among the various gastropods that have long caught the attention of shell collectors and malacologists, we would have to include the volutes. These carnivorous gastropods have been particularly prized for the large size, sturdiness, and striking coloration of many species. Looking among the subgroups of… Continue reading Lyriini

Glabella

Belongs within: Marginellinae. Shining margins Published 1 November 2023 Perhaps the first thing to be noticed about the margin snails of the Marginellidae is how shiny they are. Next is likely to be how brightly they are coloured; even those species where the shell is largely white are typically strikingly patterned. Margin shells must surely… Continue reading Glabella

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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Alcithoe

Belongs within: Volutoidea. Alcithoe is an Australasian genus of volutes bearing an elongate, fusiform shell with a thickened, reflexed outer lip and strong plaits on the columella. <==Alcithoe Adams & Adams 1853 [Alcithoides, Alcithoinae, Alcithoini]DK08 | i. s.: A. aillaudorum Bouchet & Poppe 1988BC01 | A. concisaB70 | A. ‘corrugata’ (Hutton 1873) (n. d.) [=Voluta… Continue reading Alcithoe

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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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