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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Ovulidae 

Volva volva (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ovula volva
   Birostra volva
   Volva volva cumulata auct.
   Bulla volva Linnaeus, 1758
   Ovula textoria Roding, 1798
   Ovula aspera Perry, 1811
   Volva volva cumulata Iredale, 1931
   Volva lemurica Schilder, 1941

Common Name

Elongated Egg Cowry p.132, pl.19, f.7      Allan, J. 1950.  
Spindle Cowry p.118, pl.119      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.32 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.95 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesLuzonQuezon
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.95 


habitat: coral reef 


 Cate, C.N. 1973. p.109 [ ]  Synonomy
 Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.180 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.207 General reference


                        Ovulidae Fleming, 1828
                          Volva Röding, 1798
                            Volva volva (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=38581) created by Jennifer Kolb on 2001-02-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-04-29.