species: Phenacovolva rosea in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phenacovolva rosea

©Anne Hoggett: Spindle Cowry about 2.5 cm long on gorgonian at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Spindle cowrie on gorgonian at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Gorgonian showing position of spindle cowry
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Littorinimorpha
Family Ovulidae
Genus Phenacovolva
Species Phenacovolva rosea



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 4 cm (Length of specimen)



Identification based on similarity to photos in Humann and Deloach (2010).

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.