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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Ovulidae 

Hiatavolva depressa (Sowerby, 1875)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Birostra depressa
   Ovulum depressum Sowerby, 1875
   Ovulum philippinarum Tryon, 1885
   Radius gracillimus Schilder, 1927
   Phenacovolva praenominata Iredale, 1935
   Pellasimnia depressa Iredale, 1935
   Neosimnia (Pellasimnia) depressa Allan, 1956

Common Name

Depressed Ovulid p.221, pl.621      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Depressed Little Egg Cowry p.132, f.9b      Allan, J. 1950.  


Indo-West Pacific; Exmouth Gulf, WA to NT (Wilson, 1993)

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.98 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.98 


depth: intertidal [ ]
substrate: sand [ ]


 Cate, C.N. 1973. p.87 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.201 [pl. 24, fig 6]  General reference


                        Ovulidae Fleming, 1828
                          Hiatavolva Cate, 1973
                            Hiatavolva depressa (Sowerby, 1875)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8757) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.