Testudovolva ericae

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Testudovolva ericae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Cypraeoidea
Family: Ovulidae
Subfamily: Prionovolvinae
Genus: Testudovolva
Species: T. ericae
Binomial name
Testudovolva ericae
(Cossignani & Calo, 2002) [1]
  • Prionovolva ericae Cossignani & Calo, 2002

Testudovolva ericae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Ovulidae, the ovulids, cowry allies or false cowries.[2]


The shell size varies between 6 mm and 14 mm


This species is distributed in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia and Queensland, Australia.


  1. ^ Cossignani & Calo. 2002. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale, 36 : 6-7. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b Testudovolva ericae (Cossignani & Calo, 2002) . WoRMS (2010). Testudovolva ericae (Cossignani & Calo, 2002) . Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=536028 on 20 January 2011.
  • Lorenz F. & Fehse D. (2009). The Living Ovulidae - A manual of the families of Allied Cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. Conchbooks, Hackenheim, Germany
  • Rosenberg, G. 2010. Description of a new species of Prionovolva (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ovulidae) from East Africa, with reassessment of the composition of the genus. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 159: 39-66.

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