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Family: Ovulidae egg cowries (See list of species below)

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138 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Aclyvolva lamyi
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Aclyvolva lanceolata
[ovulid]
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Aperiovula abbotti
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Aperiovula adriatica
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Aperiovula jeanae
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Calcarovula gracillima
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Calcarovula ildiko
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Calcarovula longirostrata
[long-snouted volva]
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Calcarovula mikado
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Calpurnus lacteus
[white stony ovula]


Calpurnus verrucosus
[umbilical ovula]


Carpiscula bullata
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Crenavolva formosa
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Crenavolva leopardus
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Crenavolva periopsis
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Crenavolva rosewateri
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Crenavolva takeoi
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Crenavolva tinctura
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Crenavolva tokuoi
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Crenavolva traillii
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Cuspivolva azumai
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Cuspivolva cuspis
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Cuspivolva draperi
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Cuspivolva formosa
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Cuspivolva tigris
[tiger egg cowrie]


Cymbovula acicularis
[West Indian simnia]
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Cyphoma aureocinctum
[gold-line cyphoma]
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Cyphoma bartschi
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Cyphoma gibbosum
[flamingo tounge snail]
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Cyphoma lindae
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Cyphoma macumba
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Cyphoma mcgintyi
[purple flamingo tongue]
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Cyphoma rhomba
[bullroarer cyphoma]
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Cyphoma roamoralesi
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Cyphoma sedlaki
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Cyphoma signatum
[fingerprint cyphoma]
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Cyphoma versicolor
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Delonovolva aequalis
[simnia]


Dentiovula colobica
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Dentiovula dorsuosa
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Dentiovula eizoi
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Dentiovula horai
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Dentiovula mariae
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Dentiovula masaoi
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Dentiovula oryza
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Diminovula alabaster
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Diminovula anulata
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Diminovula aurantiomacula
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Diminovula culmen
[ridged egg cowry]
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Diminovula filia
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Diminovula incisa
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Diminovula perilla
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Diminovula punctata
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Diminovula stigma
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Dissona tosaensis
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Habuprionovolva choshiensis
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Hiata depressa
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Hiatavolva coarctata
[pink allied cowrie]
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Hiatavolva rugosa
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Inflatovula marginata
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Kuroshiovolva shingoi
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Margovula bimaculata
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Margovula pyriformis
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Margovula tinctilis
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Neosimnia advena
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Neosimnia aequalis
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Neosimnia avena
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Neosimnia bijuri
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Ovula costella
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Ovula costellata
[pink-mouth ovula]
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Ovula ishibashii
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Ovula ovum
[common egg cowrie]
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Pedicularia decussata
[hatched pedicularia]
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Pedicularia tibia
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Pellasimnia brunneiterma
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Pellasimnia hasta
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Pellasimnia improcera
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Phenacovolva angasi
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Phenacovolva birostris
[double-snouted volva]
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Phenacovolva brevirostris
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Phenacovolva dancei
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Phenacovolva lahainaensis
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Phenacovolva parvita
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Phenacovolva philippinarum
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Phenacovolva piragua
[slender simnia]
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Phenacovolva poppei
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Phenacovolva pseudogracilis
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Phenacovolva recurva
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Phenacovolva rosea
[rosy spindle cowry]
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Phenacovolva subreflexa
[stunted volva]
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Phenacovolva tayloriana
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Phenacovolva tokioi
[Tokio's egg shell]
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Phenacovolva vitrea
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Phenacovolva wakayamaensis
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Primovula astra
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Primovula aureola
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Primovula concinna
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Primovula filia
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Primovula fulguris
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Primovula myrakeenae
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Primovula roseomaculata
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Prionovolva brevis
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Prionovolva fruticum
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Prionovolva nivea
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Prionovolva wilsoniana
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Procalpurnus lacteus
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Procalpurnus semistriatus
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Prosimnia boshuensis
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Prosimnia draconis
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Prosimnia piriei
[Pirie's egg cowrie]
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Prosimnia semperi
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Pseudocyphoma gibbulum
[plump cyphoma]
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Pseudocyphoma gibsonsmithorum
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Pseudocyphoma intermedium
[intermediate cyphoma]
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Pseudocypraea adamsonii
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Pseudosimnia carnea
[dwarf red ovula]
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Pseudosimnia marginata
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Pseudosimnia vanhyningi
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Pseudosimnia whitworthi
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Quasisimnia hirasei
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Quasisimnia robertsoni
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Rotaovula hirohitoi
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Rotaovula septemmacula
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Sandalia rhodia
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Serratovolva dondani
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Serratovolva minabeensis
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Simnia aequalis
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Simnia spelta
[Keys simnia]


Simnia uniplicata
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Simnialena uniplicata
[one-tooth simnia]
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Spiculata advena
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Takasagovolva gigantea
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Takasagovolva honkakujiana
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Testudovolva intricata
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Testudovolva nebula
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Testudovolva nipponensis
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Volva volva
[shuttlecock volva]
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Xandarovula xanthochila
[xanthochroid egg shell]
138 Species of Family Ovulidae
(egg cowries)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Aclyvolva lamyi Western Central Pacific
Aclyvolva lanceolata ovulid Western Central Pacific
Aperiovula abbotti Western Atlantic. 2.7 DL
Aperiovula adriatica Mediterranean Sea.
Aperiovula jeanae Western Central Pacific
Calcarovula gracillima Western Central Pacific
Calcarovula ildiko Western Central Pacific
Calcarovula longirostrata long-snouted volva Western Central Pacific
Calcarovula mikado Western Central Pacific
Calpurnus lacteus white stony ovula Indo-West Pacific
Calpurnus verrucosus umbilical ovula Western Central Pacific
Carpiscula bullata Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva formosa Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva leopardus Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva periopsis Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva rosewateri Western Central Pacific 1 TL
Crenavolva takeoi Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva tinctura Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva tokuoi Western Central Pacific
Crenavolva traillii Western Central Pacific
Cuspivolva azumai Western Central Pacific
Cuspivolva cuspis Western Central Pacific
Cuspivolva draperi Western Central Pacific
Cuspivolva formosa Western Central Pacific 1 TL
Cuspivolva tigris tiger egg cowrie Western Central Pacific
Cymbovula acicularis West Indian simnia Western Atlantic. 1.7 DL
Cyphoma aureocinctum gold-line cyphoma Atlantic Ocean. 1.85 DL
Cyphoma bartschi Western Atlantic. 0.91 DL
Cyphoma gibbosum flamingo tounge snail Western Atlantic. 3.8 NG
Cyphoma lindae Western Central Atlantic. 1.8 DL
Cyphoma macumba Western Atlantic. 3.25 DL
Cyphoma mcgintyi purple flamingo tongue Western Central Atlantic 3.95 DL
Cyphoma rhomba bullroarer cyphoma Western Central Atlantic. 2.27 DL
Cyphoma roamoralesi Western Atlantic. 3.14 DL
Cyphoma sedlaki Western Central Atlantic 2.69 DL
Cyphoma signatum fingerprint cyphoma Western Atlantic. 4.5 DL
Cyphoma versicolor Western Atlantic. 2.1 DL
Delonovolva aequalis simnia Eastern Central Pacific 2.5 SHL
Dentiovula colobica Western Central Pacific
Dentiovula dorsuosa Western Central Pacific
Dentiovula eizoi Western Central Pacific
Dentiovula horai Western Central Pacific
Dentiovula mariae Western Central Pacific
Dentiovula masaoi Western Central Pacific 1.5 TL
Dentiovula oryza Western Central Pacific
Diminovula alabaster Western Central Pacific
Diminovula anulata Western Central Pacific
Diminovula aurantiomacula Western Central Pacific
Diminovula culmen ridged egg cowry Western Central Pacific
Diminovula filia Western Central Pacific
Diminovula incisa Western Central Pacific
Diminovula perilla Western Central Pacific
Diminovula punctata Western Central Pacific 1 TL
Diminovula stigma Western Central Pacific
Dissona tosaensis Western Central Pacific
Habuprionovolva choshiensis Western Central Pacific
Hiata depressa Western Central Pacific 2 TL
Hiatavolva coarctata pink allied cowrie Western Central Pacific
Hiatavolva rugosa Western Central Pacific
Inflatovula marginata Western Central Pacific
Kuroshiovolva shingoi Western Central Pacific
Margovula bimaculata Western Central Pacific
Margovula pyriformis Western Central Pacific
Margovula tinctilis Western Central Pacific
Neosimnia advena Western Central Atlantic
Neosimnia aequalis Southeast Pacific
Neosimnia avena Eastern Pacific
Neosimnia bijuri Atlantic Ocean. 1.45 DL
Ovula costella Western Central Pacific 5 TL
Ovula costellata pink-mouth ovula Western Pacific. Tropica
Ovula ishibashii Western Central Pacific
Ovula ovum common egg cowrie Indo-Pacific. 11 SHL
Pedicularia decussata hatched pedicularia Western Atlantic. 1.3 DL
Pedicularia tibia Western Atlantic. 1.07 DL
Pellasimnia brunneiterma Western Central Pacific
Pellasimnia hasta Western Central Pacific
Pellasimnia improcera Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva angasi Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva birostris double-snouted volva Western Central Pacific 4.5 TL
Phenacovolva brevirostris Pacific Ocean 4 TL
Phenacovolva dancei Western Pacific
Phenacovolva lahainaensis Eastern Central Pacific
Phenacovolva parvita Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva philippinarum Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva piragua slender simnia Western Central Atlantic. 2.3 DL
Phenacovolva poppei Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva pseudogracilis Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva recurva Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva rosea rosy spindle cowry Indo-Pacific.
Phenacovolva subreflexa stunted volva Western Central Pacific 3 TL
Phenacovolva tayloriana Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva tokioi Tokio's egg shell Western Central Pacific 5 TL
Phenacovolva vitrea Western Central Pacific
Phenacovolva wakayamaensis Western Central Pacific 6 TL
Primovula astra Western Central Pacific
Primovula aureola Western Central Pacific
Primovula concinna Western Central Pacific
Primovula filia Western Central Pacific
Primovula fulguris Western Central Pacific
Primovula myrakeenae Western Central Pacific
Primovula roseomaculata Western Central Pacific
Prionovolva brevis Western Central Pacific
Prionovolva fruticum Western Pacific
Prionovolva nivea Western Central Pacific
Prionovolva wilsoniana Western Central Pacific
Procalpurnus lacteus Western Central Pacific
Procalpurnus semistriatus Western Central Pacific
Prosimnia boshuensis Western Central Pacific
Prosimnia draconis Western Central Pacific
Prosimnia piriei Pirie's egg cowrie Western Central Pacific
Prosimnia semperi Western Central Pacific
Pseudocyphoma gibbulum plump cyphoma Western Central Atlantic 1.61 DL
Pseudocyphoma gibsonsmithorum Western Atlantic. 3.55 DL
Pseudocyphoma intermedium intermediate cyphoma Western Atlantic. 4.4 DL
Pseudocypraea adamsonii Pacific Ocean
Pseudosimnia carnea dwarf red ovula Mediterranean Sea.
Pseudosimnia marginata Western Central Pacific 2.5 TL
Pseudosimnia vanhyningi Western Atlantic 1.54 DL
Pseudosimnia whitworthi Western Central Pacific 1.2 TL
Quasisimnia hirasei Western Central Pacific
Quasisimnia robertsoni Western Central Pacific
Rotaovula hirohitoi Western Central Pacific
Rotaovula septemmacula Western Central Pacific
Sandalia rhodia Western Central Pacific 1.8 TL
Serratovolva dondani Western Central Pacific
Serratovolva minabeensis Western Central Pacific
Simnia aequalis Southeast Pacific
Simnia spelta Keys simnia North America and the Med
Simnia uniplicata Western Central Atlantic
Simnialena uniplicata one-tooth simnia Western Atlantic 2.1 DL
Spiculata advena Western Atlantic. 1.46 DL
Takasagovolva gigantea Western Central Pacific
Takasagovolva honkakujiana Western Central Pacific
Testudovolva intricata Western Central Pacific
Testudovolva nebula Western Central Pacific 1 TL
Testudovolva nipponensis Western Central Pacific
Volva volva shuttlecock volva Indo-West Pacific 14 SHL
Xandarovula xanthochila xanthochroid egg shell Western Central Pacific



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