Melanella Bowdich, 1822

Souza, Leonardo Santos De, Pimenta, Alexandre Dias & Barros, José Carlos Nascimento De, 2021, Revision of the deep-sea Eulimidae (Gastropoda, Caenogastropoda) from off Northeast Brazil, Zootaxa 4927 (4), pp. 451-504 : 472

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4927.4.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4542991

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scientific name

Melanella Bowdich, 1822
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Melanella Bowdich, 1822

Type species. Melanella dufresnii Bowdich, 1822 , by monotypy ( Recent / Mauritius Islands, Indian Ocean) .

Diagnosis. See Souza & Pimenta (2019b).

Remarks. Souza & Pimenta (2019b) discussed the shell morphology of the type species in detail. A concise diagnosis of the genus is doubtful since Melanella comprises a wide variety of species ( Bouchet & Warén 1986; Souza & Pimenta 2019b). Here, we follow previous authors in considering a great diversity in shell morphology in the present genus.