Volvulella acuminata

Volvulella acuminata (Brugière, 1792)

Volvulella acuminata @ Artsdatabanken - Cephalaspids of Norway by Lena Tina Ohnheiser

Class: Gastropoda  Cuvier, 1797
Subclass: Heterobranchia  Gray, J.E., 1840
Clade: Euthyneura  Spengel, 1881
Clade: Euopisthobranchia  Joerger et al., 2010
Clade: Cephalaspidea  Fischer, P., 1883
Superfamily: Bulloidea Gray, 1827
Family: Rhizoridae Dell, 1952
Genus: Volvulella  Newton, 1891
Species: Volvulella acuminata (Brugière, 1792) [Bulla]


  • Bulla acuminata Bruguière, 1792 (original)
  • Rhizorus acuminatus (Bruguière, 1792)
  • Volvula cylindrica  E. A. Smith, 1872
  • Volvula smithii  Pilsbry 1893
  • Volvula suavis Thiele, 1925




  • Acuminata. From Latin “acuminatus”, participle of “acumino”, sharpen, sharpened.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Volvulella acuminata
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions

References for the species: Volvulella acuminata

    Cantabria: Hidalgo (1917, as Volvula acuminata), Ortea (1977c, as Rhizorus acuminatus), Flor et al. (1981, as Rhizorus acuminatus), Borja (1987, as Rhizorus acuminatus). Galicia: Hidalgo (1917), Cadée (1968, as Rhizorus acuminatus), Rolán (1983, as Rhizorus acuminatus), Urgorri and Besteiro (1983, as Rhizorus acuminatus). Portugal: Hidalgo (1917). Gibraltar: Hidalgo (1917). Andalucía (Med.): Hidalgo (1917). Levante: Hidalgo (1917). Catalunya: Hidalgo (1917), Altimira (1975, 1980, citada como Rhizorus acuminatus), Ros (1975, citada como Rhizorus acuminatus), Tarruella (2002).

    Sources: Cervera et al., 2004, Ballesteros, 2007 & 2016, McDonald, 2006 and other sources.


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This chart displays the observation probability for Volvulella acuminata based on our own records.

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Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, Manuel, Enric Madrenas, Miquel Pontes et al. (2012-2017) "Volvulella acuminata" in OPK-Opistobranquis, Published: 07/06/2015, Accessed: 18/12/2017 at (https://opistobranquis.info/en/Hacxx)

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