Amoria exoptanda

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Amoria exoptanda
Amoria exoptanda 001.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Amoria exoptanda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Volutidae
Subfamily: Amoriinae
Genus: Amoria
Subgenus: Amoria
Species: A. exoptanda
Binomial name
Amoria exoptanda
(Reeve, 1849)
  • Amoria (Amoria) exoptanda (Reeve, 1849)
  • Voluta exoptanda Reeve, 1849 (original combination)

Amoria exoptanda, common name the desirable volute, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Volutidae, the volutes.[1]


The length of the shell varies between 85 mm and 110 mm.


This marine species occurs off South and West Australia.


  1. ^ a b Amoria exoptanda (Reeve, 1849).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 6 November 2012.
  • Bail P. & Limpus A. (2001) The genus Amoria. In: G.T. Poppe & K. Groh (eds) A conchological iconography. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 50 pp., 93 pls.

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