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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Cymbiola nivosa (Lamarck, 1804)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta nivosa Lamarck, 1804
   Voluta nivosa nautica Lamarck, 1804
   Voluta nivosa subspinosa Lamarck, 1804
   Voluta nivosa var. coxi Kenyon, 1913

Common Name

Snowy Volute p.166      Allan, J. 1950.  
Blotched Snowflake Volute p.253      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Fremantle to Shark Bay, Western Australia

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia


depth: continental shelf [ to 40 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: continental shelf 
depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand bottom 


 Bail, P. & Limpus, A. 1997. p.8, figs. 24-33 General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.96 [ as Aulicina nivosa ]  New combination
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.164, pl. 65, figs. 1-6, pl. 66, fig. 5 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.85, pl. 35F-I [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.121 [ description, distribution, habitat and synonymy ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Cymbiola Swainson, 1831
                              Cymbiola nivosa (Lamarck, 1804)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12325) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-11.