Cymbium olla Linnaeus, 1758
Algarve volute
photo by Fran├ža, Antonio

Family:  Volutidae (volutes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 20 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal, Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean in Andalucia, Alboran Sea to Malta, to the deep waters of the North African coast.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow and protected areas of up to 10 m deep in an estuary (Ref. 122253). Occurs in soft bottoms (Ref. 96488), in fine sands (Ref. 122262). Also found on Zostera marina beds (Ref. 96488).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 15.02.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 15.01.16

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