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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Amoria exoptanda (Reeve, 1849)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Aulica exoptanda auct
   Voluta exoptanda Reeve, 1849

Common Name

Much desired Volute p.247      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Port Lincoln, South Australia to Albany, Western Australia

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia


depth: continental shelf [ from 40 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: continental shelf 
depth: subtidal [ from 10 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand 


 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.195, pl. 100, figs. 7-8 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.160, pls. 66F, 66G [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.112, pl. 20, fig. 9a-b [ description, distribution, habitat and synonymy ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.124, pl. 81, fig. 5 General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Amoria Gray, 1855
                              Amoria exoptanda (Reeve, 1849)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12151) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-08.