Ophieulima Warén & Sibuet, 1981

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Ophieulima Warén & Sibuet, 1981


Genus Ophieulima Warén & Sibuet, 1981

Type species. Stilifer minima Dall, 1927 , by original designation, Recent ; North Atlantic .

Diagnosis. Shell small, few whorls, colorless, globose; protoconch brownish, cylindrical; teleoconch inflated, strongly convex whorls, surface usually sculptured by microscopic spiral lines; aperture broad, almost half the size of total length, outer lip prosocline (adapted from Warén & Sibuet 1981).

Remarks. Ophieulima Warén & Sibuet, 1981 is a genus that parasitizes ophiuroids and comprises three species (MolluscaBase Eds. 2020c): O. minima ( Dall, 1927) , from the North Atlantic and Mediterranean ( Dall 1927; Bouchet & Warén 1986; Romani et al. 2014; Hoffman & Freiwald 2020); O. fuscoapicata Warén, 1981 , from New Zealand ( Warén 1981a); and O. antecessor Lozouet, 1999 , a fossil species from the Miocene of France ( Lozouet 1999). The new record of O. minima herein is the first record of the genus in the southwestern Atlantic.