Fustiaria vagina Scarabino, 1995

Scarabino, Victor, 2008, New species and new records of scaphopods from New Caledonia, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 196, pp. 215-268 : 236-237

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Fustiaria vagina Scarabino, 1995
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Fustiaria vagina Scarabino, 1995

Fustiaria vagina Scarabino, 1995: 281 , figs 71h, 87, 8i. Material cited: 8 lots (13 spms) from Chesterfield Plateau, New Caledonia, Loyalty Ridge, live in 630- 675 m.

NEW MATERIAL EXAMINED. — North of New Caledonia. BATHUS 4: stn DW 914, Grand Passage, 18°48’S, 163°15’E, 600-616 m, 1 dd; stn DW 915, 18°51’S, 163°17’E, 575-580 m, 1 dd GoogleMaps .

DISTRIBUTION. — Chesterfield Plateau , north of New Caledonia, Norfolk and Loyalty Ridges, live in 630-675 m, shells in 290-820 m (Scarabino, 1995) .

GENERAL REMARKS. — Four Fustiaria species with a long and straigth slit on the ventral side occur in the region: F. mariae (described above), F. nipponica (Yokoyama, 1922) , F. caesura ( Colman, 1958) and F. steineri (described above). Fustiaria mariae is known from the Philippines, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Fustiaria nipponica , fragile and translucent, has a wide western Pacific distribution, from Japan to New Caledonia, from the littoral to 200 m (Habe 1964), live in 0-71 m (Scarabino 1995). It also occurs in northwestern Australia, reported as F. stenoschizum by Lamprell & Healy (1998). Fustiaria steineri is known from New Caledonia (Atoll de Surprise and Norfolk Ridge) and Vanuatu, live in 613-616 m, shells from 400 m. Fustiaria caesura , described from southeastern Australia, seems to have a restricted distribution.

Lamprell & Healy (1998) preferred to follow Boissevain (1906) and used the name F. stenoschizum ( Pilsbry & Sharp, 1897) (syntypes ANSP 71081) for northern Australian specimens. However, F. stenoschizum is a common species ranging from the Caribbean south to Espiritu Santo ( Brasil), live in 60-120 m (Scarabino pers. obs.). Although there are few shell characters that distinguish fustiariids, I am reluctant to accept such a discontinuous distribution in two oceans for a scaphopod species inhabiting moderate water depths. For Indonesian specimens Boissevain (1906) used the name F. tenuifissum Monterosato, 1875 (= F. rubescens Deshayes, 1825 ) as did Ludbrook (1954) for western Indian Ocean specimens. Recent revision ( Nicklès 1979) and personal observations confirm that F. rubescens is distributed in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic areas (from France to Gabon and the São Thomé Islands). Pending further research, I prefer to use different names for specimens from different oceans; molecular studies are probably necessary to confirm the validity of these regularly slit fustiariids.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Scaphopoda

Order

Dentaliida

Family

Fustiariidae

Genus

Fustiaria

Loc

Fustiaria vagina Scarabino, 1995

Scarabino, Victor 2008
2008
Loc

Fustiaria vagina

Scarabino 1995: 281
1995