Amoria undulata

Family : Volutidae

 

 

Amoria undulata, Volutidae

Usually 60-120 mm long the Amoria undulata shell is very appreciated by collectors due to the attractive orange-salmon colour and its elegant drawing. This species, present in 9-500 m of depth on the Australian sandy bottoms, is a predator of other marine gastropods. The body shows an elegant foot with orange stripes. The head distinguishes with two lateral lobes on the tentacles that have the eyes on the base. The radula has only one series of Y-shaped teeth. The eggs, laid one close to the other in deep waters, form, massed, a 16-20 mm broad hollow cylinder © Giuseppe Mazza

 

 

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