Antalis taphria (Dall, 1889)

Caetano, Carlos Henrique Soares, Scarabino, Victor & Absalão, Ricardo Silva, 2006, Scaphopoda (Mollusca) from the Brazilian continental shelf and upper slope (13 º to 21 ºS) with descriptions of two new species of the genus Cadulus Philippi, 1844, Zootaxa 1267, pp. 1-47 : 16-17

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.173183

publication LSID

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6258402

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/CC6E8784-FFF5-FFA8-FF54-F918FA17D399

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scientific name

Antalis taphria (Dall, 1889)
status

 

Antalis taphria (Dall, 1889)

Figs. 29–32 View FIGURES 20 – 38

+ Dentalium taphrium Dall 1889: 422; Pilsbry and Sharp 1897: 58.

+ Dentalium (Antalis) taphrium : Henderson 1920: 53, pl. 7, fig. 8; Maury 1922: 35; Turner 1955: 312; Penna­Neme 1974: 108.

+ Antalis taphrium : Scarabino 1985: 198, pl. 72, fig. 1015; 1994: 306, pl. 106, fig. 1502; Cabral and Mello 1994: 35, fig. 5.

+ Antalis taphris : Steiner and Kabat 2001: 440.

+ Antalis taphria : Steiner and Kabat 2004: 653.

Type material

Lectotype USNM 95320 (designated by Henderson, 1920: 53); Paralectotypes USNM 92819, 2 dd, USNM 93119, 2 dd, USNM 93120, 14 dd, MCZ 7690, 8 dd.

Type locality

Between Mississipi delta and Cedar Keys, USA, USBF sta 2405, 28 º 45 ’N, 85 º02’W, 55 m (subsequent designation by Henderson, 1920: 53).

Diagnosis

Shell to 21 mm long, regularly tapering, curvature accentuated towards posterior end, fresh specimens translucent light apple green. Smooth primary ribs (12–14), secondary ribs present, all fade near oral aperture. Intercostals spaces straight, reticulate sculptured. Apex polygonal, shallow V­shaped notch at convex side. Oral section circular.

Material examined

Paralectotype MCZ 7690 of Antalis taphria ; IBUFRJ 10576, sta C 22 f, 1 dd; IBUFRJ 10705, sta C 36 r, 4 dd; IBUFRJ 14254, sta 34, 1 lv, 11 dd; IBUFRJ 14255, sta 45, 1 lv, 3 dd; IBUFRJ 14256, sta Y 7, 2 dd; IBUFRJ 14257, sta 42, 2 lv, 37 dd; IBUFRJ 14258, sta C 76, 3 dd; IBUFRJ 14260, sta C 13, 1 dd; IBUFRJ 14261, sta 13, 1 dd; IBUFRJ 14262, sta C 34, 1 dd.

Distribution

USA: North Carolina, Florida (Henderson 1920); Caribbean Sea: Cuba, off Habana (Dall 1889); Puerto Rico (Dall & Simpson 1902); Yucatan (Turner 1955); Brazil: Fernando de Noronha, Atol das Rochas (Matthews & Kempf 1970), Amapá to Rio de Janeiro (Penna­Neme 1974; Scarabino 1975, 1985, 1994). Living 41 to 90 m, shells, probably washed down, 1170 m.

Remarks

This species is close to A. cerata differing from it by a shorter shell length, higher expansion rate, higher curvature mainly at the posterior fourth, greater number of ribs (9–12 in A. cerata and 12–14 in A. taphria ), green color in fresh specimens and relatively shorter smooth portion of shell.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Scaphopoda

Order

Dentaliida

Family

Dentaliidae

Genus

Antalis

Loc

Antalis taphria (Dall, 1889)

Caetano, Carlos Henrique Soares, Scarabino, Victor & Absalão, Ricardo Silva 2006
2006
Loc

Antalis taphria

Steiner and Kabat 2004: 653
2004
Loc

Antalis taphris

Steiner and Kabat 2001: 440
2001
Loc

Antalis taphrium

Scarabino 1985: 198
1985
Loc

Dentalium (Antalis) taphrium

Henderson 1920: 53
1920
Loc

Dentalium taphrium

Dall 1889: 422
1889