Rubyspira osteovora

Author: Johnson et al., 2010


General: Large, tall shell, predominating spiral sculpture. Named after Ruby (the deep whale carcass), spira (coil or spiral), osteon (bone) and vorator (eater).

Size: to 58 mm

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Consulting taxonomist: Shannon Johnson, MBARI.


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Johnson S.B., A. Warén, R.W. Lee, Y. Kano, A. Kaim, A. Davis, E.E. Strong, and R.C. Vrijenhoek (2010). Rubyspira, new genus and two new species of bone-eating deep-sea snails with ancient habits. Biological Bulletin, 219: 166-177.

Citation: Rubyspira osteovora (Johnson et al., 2010) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-10-22.
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