Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Tonna
Family: Tonnidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
variegata
NOTES

A thin, oval, globular shell with a low spire and a deep suture. The outer lip is ridged and the columella is twisted. The callus is thick and the umbilicus is deep. Grows to 70 mm. Found on sandy substrates in shallow water. Feeds on sea cucumbers.


AUTHORITY
(Lamarck, 1822)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: White to light brown with darker brown spots.
Colour: White
Common Name
Boxing gloves
Bokshandskoene
Tun shell
Barrel shell
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1989 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Dolium variegatum
Dolium kieneri
Tonna chinensis angusta



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