Volema paradisiaca

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Volema paradisiaca
Volema paradisiaca Röding, 1798 (4520569389).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Melongenidae
Genus: Volema
Species: V. paradisiaca
Binomial name
Volema paradisiaca
Röding, 1798
  • Galeodes paradisaica (Röding, 1798) (misspelling)
  • Galeodes paradisiaca (Röding, 1798) (previous combination)
  • Melongena paradisaica (Röding, 1798) (misspelling)
  • Melongena paradisiaca (Röding, 1798) (previous combination)
  • Pyrula citrina Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1822
  • Pyrula nodosa Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1822
  • Pyrula paradisiaca Reeve, L.A., 1847

Volema paradisiaca, common name : the Pear Melongena, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Melongenidae, the crown conches and their allies.[1]


The size of the adult shell varies between 40 mm and 52 mm.


This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania; in the Singapore Strait.


  1. ^ Volema paradisiaca Röding, 1798.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 April 2011.
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56
  • Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp.

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