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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Caenogastropoda
Ordo: Neogastropoda
Superfamilia: Volutoidea

Familia: Volutidae
Subfamilia: Amoriinae
Tribus: Melonini
Genus: Cymbiola
Subgenera: C. (Cymbiolacca)

Species: C. aulica – C. cathcartiae – C. excelsior – C. imperialis – C. laminusa – C. palawanica – C. pulchra – C. scottjordani – C. tamariskae – C. vespertilio

Cymbiola Swainson, 1831

Cymbiola in the World Register of Marine Species

Cymbiola is a genus of large predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Volutidae, the volutes.[2]

Some of the species within this genus are sometimes placed in the genus Cymbiolacca Iredale, 1929, which is also sometimes treated as a subgenus of Cymbiola.

Species within the genus Cymbiola include:

Cymbiola alexisallaryi (Cossignani, 2018)
† Cymbiola ambugensis (Harzhauser, Raven & Landau, 2018)
Cymbiola aulica (Sowerby I, 1825)
Cymbiola baili (Prati & Raybaudi, 1997)
Cymbiola cathcartiae (Reeve, 1856)[3]
Cymbiola chrysostoma (Swainson, 1824)
Cymbiola complexa (Iredale, 1924)
Cymbiola cracenta (McMichael, 1963)
Cymbiola cymbiola (Gmelin, 1791)
Cymbiola deshayesi (Reeve, 1854)
Cymbiola flavicans (Gmelin, 1791)
† Cymbiola gedinganensis (K. Martin, 1895)
Cymbiola houarti (Bail & Limpus, 1998)
Cymbiola hughmorrisoni (Bail & Limpus, 1997)
Cymbiola imperialis (Lightfoot, 1786)[4]
Cymbiola innexa (Reeve, 1849)
Cymbiola intruderi (Poppe, 1985)
Cymbiola irvinae (Smith, 1909)
Cymbiola kimbacki (Bail & Limpus, 2014)
Cymbiola laminusa (Poppe, Tagaro & Bail, 2011)[3]
Cymbiola magnifica (Gebauer, 1802)
Cymbiola malayensis (Douté & Bail, 2000)
Cymbiola mariaemma (Gray, 1858)
† Cymbiola molengraaffi (Cox, 1948)
† Cymbiola monocoronata (P. J. Fischer, 1927)
Cymbiola moretonensis (Bail & Limpus, 1998)
† Cymbiola multiplicata (Pannekoek, 1936)
Cymbiola nivosa (Lamarck, 1804)
Cymbiola nobilis (Lightfoot, 1786)
Cymbiola palawanica (Douté & Bail, 2000)[3]
Cymbiola perplicata (Hedley, 1902)
Cymbiola provocationis (McMichael, 1961)
Cymbiola pulchra = Cymbiolacca pulchra, see Cymbiolacca pulchra wisemani
† Cymbiola rembangensis (Pannekoek, 1936)
Cymbiola rossiniana (Bernardi, 1859)
Cymbiola rutila (Broderip, 1826)
Cymbiola scottjordani (Poppe & Tagaro, 2005)
Cymbiola sophia (Gray, 1846)
Cymbiola subelongata (Bail & Limpus, 1998)
Cymbiola thatcheri (McCoy, 1868)
† Cymbiola tjilonganensis (K. Martin, 1906)
† Cymbiola transverseplicata (Pannekoek, 1936)
Cymbiola vespertilio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species brought into synonymy

Cymbiola complexa Iredale, 1924: synonym of Cymbiola (Cymbiolacca) pulchra complexa Iredale, 1924
Cymbiola excelsior Bail & Limpus, 1998: synonym of Cymbiola pulchra excelsior Bail & Limpus, 1998 (original rank)
Cymbiola lutea R. B. Watson, 1882 : synonym of Alcithoe lutea (R. B. Watson, 1882) (original combination)
Cymbiola marispuma Angioy & Biraghi, 1977: synonym of Cymbiola (Cymbiola) innexa (Reeve, 1849)
Cymbiola randalli Stokes, 1961: synonym of Cymbiola (Cymbiolacca) pulchra wisemani (Brazier, 1870)
Cymbiola tamariskae Sutanto & Patamakanthin, 2004: synonym of Cymbiola nobilis tamariskae Sutanto & Patamakanthin, 2004


Swainson W. J. (1831). Zool. Ill. (2)2(18).
Bail, P. (2010). Cymbiola Swainson, 1831. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-04-09
Poppe, G. T.; Tagaro, S. P.; Bail, P. (2011). "Notes on the genus Cymbiola in the Philippines, with the redefinition of Cymbiola cathcartiae Reeve, 1856 and the description of Cymbiola laminusa n.sp". Visaya. 3 (4): 76–87.

Bail, P. (2010). Cymbiola (Cymbiola) imperialis (Lightfoot, 1786) . In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-09-27

Bail, P & Poppe, G. T. 2001. A conchological iconography: a taxonomic introduction of the recent Volutidae. Hackenheim-Conchbook, 30 pp, 5 pl.

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