Babelomurex santacruzensis Kosuge, 1980

Oliverio, Marco, 2009, Diversity of Coralliophilinae (Mollusca, Neogastropoda, Muricidae) at Austral Islands (South Pacific), Zoosystema 31 (4), pp. 759-789 : 775

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2009n4a2

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4546575

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CA514C-6B2A-FFBA-F0AF-66A9FCA4F978

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scientific name

Babelomurex santacruzensis Kosuge, 1980
status

 

Babelomurex santacruzensis Kosuge, 1980 ( Fig. 7F, G View FIG )

Latiaxis santacruzensis Emerson & D’Attilio, 1970: 272 , 273, pl. 40, figs 1-4.

TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype ( AMNH 155901 ). — GoogleMaps Paratypes ( AMNH 155902 ; LACM 1234 View Materials [1 dry]) 88- 134 m, off Isla Santa Fe (Barrington), Islas Galapagos (0°43’S, 90°01’W, RV Velero III, 26.I.1938), and in the collections De Roy and D’Attilio ( Emerson & D’Attilio 1970: 273) GoogleMaps .

TYPE LOCALITY. — Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Th e type material and: BENTHAUS, stn DW 1904, Banc NE of Rapa , 27°26.5’S, 144°03.4’W, 600-900 m, 1 dd ( Fig. 7F, G View FIG ).

Galapagos Islands, imprecise collecting data, 2 lv (dealer source: MO).

DISTRIBUTION. — Previously considered endemic to the Galapagos Islands ( Emerson & D’Attilio 1970; Keen 1971). Range extension to Austral Islands in the Indo-Pacific ecoregion, one empty shell in 600- 900 m.

REMARKS

The single shell collected is worn, partly broken and lacks the tip. It is however perfectly concordant with the type material. Th e paratype AMNH 155902 and one specimen in MO coll., have usable protoconchs of 2.5+ and 2.6 whorls, respectively, which allow inferring a planktotrophic development for this species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Neogastropoda

Family

Muricidae

Genus

Babelomurex

Loc

Babelomurex santacruzensis Kosuge, 1980

Oliverio, Marco 2009
2009
Loc

Latiaxis santacruzensis Emerson & D’Attilio, 1970: 272

EMERSON W. K. & D'ATTILIO A. 1970: 272
1970