Melo aethiopica

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Melo aethiopica
Vinutice ethiopská.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Melo aethiopica
Melo aethiopica.jpg
A shell of Melo aethiopica, 23 cm in length, from the Indian Ocean
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Volutidae
Genus: Melo
Species: M. aethiopica
Binomial name
Melo aethiopica
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Cymbium aethiopicum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Voluta aethiopicum Linnaeus, 1758

Melo aethiopica, common name the crowned baler, is a very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Volutidae, the volutes.

A shell of Melo aethiopica


  1. ^ Bail, P. (2009). "World Register of Marine Species". Retrieved 17 March 2010. 

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