Damon's volute Amoria damoni, photographed by Jan Delsing.

Belongs within: Muricoidea.

Amoria is a genus of volutes found around Australia and southern Indonesia. Members of this genus have a smooth, conical protoconch, a solid, glossy, fusiform shell and an elongate aperture with four distinct columellar plicae.

<==Amoria Gray 1855 [Amoriana, Amoriides, Amoriini] BR05
    |--A. canaliculata McCoy 1869 WG71
    |--A. damoni Gray 1864 WG71
    |    |--A. d. damoni [incl. A. reticulata Reeve 1844] WG71
    |    |--A. d. keatsiana Ludbrook 1953 WG71
    |    `--A. d. reevei Sowerby 1864 WG71
    |--A. dampieria Weaver 1960 WG71
    |--A. diamantina Wilson 1972 MG-H11
    |--A. ellioti Sowerby 1864 WG71
    |--A. exoptanda Reeve 1849 WG71
    |--A. grayi Ludbrook 1953 MG-H11
    |--A. guttata McMichael 1964 WG71
    |--A. jamrachi Gray 1864 WG71
    |--A. macandrewi Sowerby 1887 WG71
    |--A. maculata Swainson 1822 [incl. A. caroli Iredale 1924] WG71
    |--A. praetexta Reeve 1849 WG71
    |--A. spenceriana WG71
    |--A. turneri Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon 1834 WG71
    `--A. volva Gmelin 1791 WG71

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[WG71] Wilson, B. R., & K. Gillett. 1971. Australian Shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. A. H. & A. W. Reed: Sydney.

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