Crenavolva aureola (Fehse, 2002) [Primovula]

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The above specimens were identified using
Gosliner, T.M., Behrens, D.W. & Williams, G.C. (1997) Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. 314pp.
Monterey, California: Sea Challengers.
It is there at page 136 as Delonovolva formosa (Adams & Reeve, 1848), I changed the genus and the authorship according to WoRMS,
and posted it on 16 May 2012 at these websites as Cuspivolva formosa (G.B. Sowerby II in A. Adams & Reeve, 1848) [Ovulum].
On 6 September 2020 wrote Brian Mayes (pers. comment) that this species is misidentified in several books, it is
Crenavolva aureola (Fehse, 2002) [Primovula], I changed it on 7 September 2020.
Species of the family Ovulidae Fleming, 1822 are sometimes mistaken for seaslugs, especially when the shell is covered by the large colourful mantle. Let me quote Bill Rudman:
"One easy way to separate snails from slugs is to look for their eyes. If they are raised from the skin like this then they are a snail. If the eyes are embedded in the skin they are an opisthobranch."
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 7 September 2020, Crenavolva aureola (Fehse, 2002)
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Look-alike/Ovulidae/Crenavolva_aureola/Crenavolva_aureola.htm


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