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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Amoria maculata (Swainson, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta maculata Swainson, 1822
   Scaphella caroli Iredale, 1924

Common Name

Spotted Volute p.251      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Carol's Volute p.152, pl.153      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: continental shelf [ to 134 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: intertidal [ sometimes in the intertidal zone {Wilson1993B} ]
depth: subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeding mode: predation 
feeds on: animals [ mainly on other molluscs {Coleman1970} ]
substrate: mud [ and gravel ]
substrate: mud bottom 
substrate: sand [ On outer Barrier Islands, prefers small gullies and pockets of sand between coral reefs {POPPE1992A} ]


 Bail, P. 2000. p.21 [ volva Gmelin, 1791 as a synonym ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Coleman, N. 1970. p.10 [ as Voluta (Amoria) maculata ]  Biology and ecology
 McNeill 1964. p.376 [ photograph of live animal. ]  General reference
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.198, pl. 98, figs. 1-5, pl. 99, figs. 1-8 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.156, pls. 65K, 65L 65M and 70 [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula (fig. 33a) and remarks p. 156 as maculata (Swainson, 1822), p. 157 as spenceriana (Gatliff, 1908) ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.112, pl. 20, fig. 1 a-e [ description, distribution and habitat, places spenceriana (Gatliff, 1908) as synonym of maculata (Swainson, 1822) ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.130, pl. 87, figs. 7, 7a, 7b [ proposes that volva Gmelin, 1791 and maculata, Swainson, 1822 are the same species, includes a colour photograph of the live animal (pl. 86) ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Amoria Gray, 1855
                              Amoria maculata (Swainson, 1822)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12163) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-04.