Rubyspira osteovora

Author: Johnson et al., 2010

Description

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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Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Shannon Johnson, MBARI.



References

Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/BBLv219n2p166

Citation: Rubyspira osteovora (Johnson et al., 2010) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Rubyspira%20osteovora. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-08-10.
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