WoRMS taxon details

Ovula ovum (Linnaeus, 1758)

216904  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216904)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Solid, ovate to pear-shaped shell, up to 12 cm. Exterior white, interior reddish-brown, operculum velvet black with a...  
Description Solid, ovate to pear-shaped shell, up to 12 cm. Exterior white, interior reddish-brown, operculum velvet black with a pattern of tiny dots. Habitat: on algae or Alcyonarian colonies (on which it feeds) on shallow reefs. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Ovula ovum (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216904 on 2018-11-12
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2002-07-21 12:48:32Z
changed
2010-04-12 09:57:00Z
changed
2010-10-03 15:39:41Z
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original description  (ofXandarovula figgisae C. N. Cate, 1973) Cate C.N. (1973). A systematic revision of the recent cypraeid family Ovulidae. <em>The Veliger.</em> 15 (supplement): 1-117., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42495434 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Morton B. & Morton JE. (1983). The sea shore ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. [details]   

basis of record Lorenz F. & Fehse D. (2009) <i>The living Ovulidae. A manual of the families of allied cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae.</i> Hackenheim: Conchbooks. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. Pp 196-219. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Solid, ovate to pear-shaped shell, up to 12 cm. Exterior white, interior reddish-brown, operculum velvet black with a pattern of tiny dots. Habitat: on algae or Alcyonarian colonies (on which it feeds) on shallow reefs. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English common egg cowrie  [details]
Japanese ウミウサギガイ  [details]