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The Volutidae Family includes 379 species comprising 8 subfamilies (Cymbiinae (6 genus), Scaphellinae (3), Fulgorariinae (3), ...)
and 42 genus (Lyria (42 species), Fulgoraria (36), Cymbiola (35), ...)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Neogastropoda 
    Superfamily : Volutoidea 
     Family      : Volutidae 

Common name : volutes

Aspect : robust shell, sometimes colored, rather large, spindle-shaped to ovoid. Presence of folds at the base of the columella, notch at the top of the opening. No seal in general

Feeding : carnivorous

Environment : mud or sand at different depths

Cymbiola imperialis (Lightfoot, 1786) (Subfamily Amoriinae)

Cymbiola imperialis

Cymbiola nobilis ([Lightfoot], 1786) (Subfamily Amoriinae)

Cymbiola nobilis

Cymbium tritonis (Broderip, 1830) (Subfamily Cymbiinae)

Cymbium tritonis

Melo melo (Lightfoot, 1786) (Subfamily Amoriinae)

Melo melo

Total collection for Volutidae : 4 species (7 shells in total)

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