Cymbiola vespertilio

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Cymbiola vespertilio
Volutidae.JPG
A shell of Cymbiola vespertilio
Scientific classification
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Amoriinae
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Species:
C. vespertilio
Binomial name
Cymbiola vespertilio
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms[1]
  • Cymbiola (Cymbiola) vespertilio (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Voluta lineolata Küster, H.C., 1841
  • Voluta pellisserpentis Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1811
  • Voluta serpentina Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1811
  • Voluta vespertilio Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)

Cymbiola vespertilio, common name the bat volute, is a species of large predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Volutidae, the volutes.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This is a Central Indo-Pacific species, found off the Philippines and Northern Australia.

Description[edit]

Shell of Cymbiola vespertilio ssp. mitis

The size of an adult shell varies between 45 mm and 160 mm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Cymbiola vespertilio Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=568006 on 2011-04-09
  • Bail, P & Poppe, G. T. 2001. A conchological iconography: a taxonomic introduction of the recent Volutidae. Hackenheim-Conchbook, 30 pp, 5 pl.

External links[edit]

  • A photo (unfortunately reversed or perhaps a rare sinistral specimen?) of a live individual of this species [1]
  • "Cymbiola (Cymbiola) vespertilio vespertilio". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 9 April 2011.