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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Amoria damonii Gray, 1864

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Amoria (Amoria) damonii reevei auct
   Voluta pallida auct
   Amoria reticulata auct
   Voluta (Alcithoe) praetexta auct
   Voluta reticulata Reeve, 1844
   Amoria turneri damonii Gray, 1864
   Voluta damonii reevei Sowerby, 1864
   Voluta damonii keatsiana Ludbrook, 1953

Included taxa

   Amoria damonii ludbrookae Bail & Limpus, 1996

Common Name

Damon's Volute p.169 [as Amoria damonii]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Gatliff's Volute p.168 [as Amoria keatsiana]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Port Keat's Volute p.250 [as Amoria damonii keatsiana]      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Rottnest Island, WA, extending north, then eastward to Cooktown, north Queensland, Australia {WEAVER1970A}, North West Cape to the North Kimberley, WA {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaMoluccas?
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast


depth: continental shelf [ down to 90 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand [


 Bail, P. 2000. p.21 [ as three subspecies damonii Gray, 1864, reevei Sowerby, 1864 and ludbrookae Bail & Limpus, 1997 ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.192, pl. 97, figs. 1-9 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula, and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.151, pls. 64A-G, Map 12 [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & duPont, J.E. 1967. p.382 [ A. keatsiana Ludbrook, 1953 is placed in the synonymy of A. damonii Gray, 1864 ]  Synonomy
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.118 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.111, pl. 19, figs. 10a-b, 11a-b, 12a-c [ description, distribution, habitat and synonymy ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.128, pl. 85 [ figs. 1a, 1b -Amoria damoni damoni, figs. 1c, 1d- Amoria damoni keatsiana, fig. 1 - Amoria damoni reevei ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Amoria Gray, 1855
                              Amoria damonii Gray, 1864


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12140) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-08.