Phenacovolva brunneiterma

Cate, 1969

This is not nudibranch or sea slug

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Phenacovolva brunneiterma from Bali, Indonesia
Identification verified by Neville Coleman
 

Identification is verified by Neville Coleman, Nudi Pixel expert

Comment from Neville Coleman: COMMON NAME: BROWN – TIPPED SPINDLE COWRY

SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Phenacovolva brunneiterma

REMARKS: Although I have never seen this species on the gorgonian fan pictured the mantle pattern is closer to this species than any other.
Species grows to around 30mm and has been recorded from Milne bay in PNG.
 

This is probably Phenacovolva weaveri

Thanks to Dr. Richard C. Willan, his comment: It is rather difficult to give names to ovulids without accompanying photos of the shell. Here are my guesses at names for the species in the photos, but I’m not an expert on ovulids.
 

Location:Bali, Indonesia
Photographer:Wolfgang Krutz
Camera:Canon EOS 400DView EXIF properties
Taken on:July 2, 2007
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Posted:9 years ago
Updated:8 years ago

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Other photos of Phenacovolva brunneiterma

Phenacovolva brunneiterma from Raja Ampat, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Neville Coleman
Updated 7 years ago
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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Gastropoda
Subclass:Prosobranchia
Order:Sorbeoconcha
Family:Ovulidae
Species:Phenacovolva brunneiterma