Biology:Crenavolva traillii

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Traill's ovulid
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily:
Cypraeoidea
Family:
Subfamily:
Prionovolvinae
Genus:
Species:
C. traillii
Binomial name
Crenavolva traillii
(A. Adams, 1855)
Synonyms[1]
  • Amphiperas traillii (A. Adams, 1855)
  • Crenavolva striatula trailli (A. Adams, 1855)
  • Crenavolva traillii hesperia Cate, 1973
  • Ovula dentata Angas, 1887
  • Primovula formosa Schilder, 1941

Crenavolva traillii, common name Traill's ovulid, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.[1]

Description

The size of the shell varies between 5 mm and 15 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs off Japan , in the Indo-Pacific and off Australia (Queensland).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Crenavolva traillii (A. Adams, 1855). WoRMS (2009). Crenavolva traillii (A. Adams, 1855). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=430691 on 5 June 2010 .
  • Adams, A. 1855. Description of thirty-nine new species of shells, from the collection of Hugh Cuming. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1854(22): 130–138, pl. 28
  • Schilder, F.A. 1941. Verwandtschaft und Verbreitung der Cypraeacea. Archiv für Molluskenkunde 73(2–3): 57–120, pl. 8-9
  • Cate, C.N. 1973. A systematic revision of the Recent cypraeid family Ovulidae. Veliger supplement 15: 1–116
  • Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp.
  • Fehse, D. 2002. Contribution to the knowledge of the Ovulidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). X. The genus Crenavolva Cate, 1973. La Conchiglia 34(303): 23–55
  • Lorenz F. & Fehse D. (2009) The living Ovulidae. A manual of the families of allied cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. Hackenheim: Conchbooks.

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