Home
Acknowledgments
Conventions
Glossary
Maps
References
Links
Articles
Thumbnails
Species list
Family
Next species
_______________
 
Additional Photos


 



 
Volvatella pyriformis
Pease, 1868
 
no photo
available

Maximum size:  11 mm (Kay, 1979).

Identification:  This species has a thin, transparent shell that narrows into a spout posteriorly. The animal is pale orange flecked with darker orange. (Kay, 1979)

Natural history:  We've never found Volvatella pyriformis. Kay (1979) reports it from algal mats on solution benches and from the green alga Caulerpa.

Distribution:  Oahu.

Taxonomic notes:  It was first reported from Hawaii in Kay, 1961 (as Arthressa evansi). The shell on page 64 of Kay & Schoenberg-Dole, 1991 seems more strongly inflated with a more constricted apex that the shell of the live animal on page 65 suggesting that it may be from Volvatella vigourouxi, instead.

Photo:  ( )

Observations and comments:

Note 1:  ( )
Thumbnails
Species list
Family Next species Top