The “Common Music Volute” is one of the most famous and representative species of Volutidae. Aptly named from its intruiguing pattern which resembles the musical staff, it is a common species in the moderate depths of southern Carribean. Greatly variable in size, both length (very large specimens may exceed 100mm in shell length, although the average is about 70mm) and more notably breadth. Also variable in colouration and pattern, some specimens are almost completely golden although the characteristic music staff pattern is always present. – Adapted from Chong Chen’s post.

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