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A New Record of Amalda rubiginosa (Olividae: Gastropoda) from Korea
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 31, Issue 3,  2015, pp.253-255
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2015.31.3.253
 Title & Authors
A New Record of Amalda rubiginosa (Olividae: Gastropoda) from Korea
Lee, Sang-Hwa; Park, Tae Seo; Park, Joong-Ki;
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The family Olividae includes predatory species with medium-sized, glossy, elongated oval-shaped shell. As sand-dwellers, they are broadly distributed in tropical and subtropical oceans. They feed mostly on other mollusks and carrions including sea snails and bivalves. To date, two species in the genus Amalda (subfamily Ancillinae) have been reported in Korean waters. In this study, Amalda rubiginosa (Swainson, 1823) was collected from Korean waters and morphologically described in details as a first record.
Amalda rubiginosa;Olividae;Olive shell;Korea;
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