Bithynia (Bithynia) starmuehlneri, Glöer & Pešić, 2012

Gloeer, Peter & Pesic, Vladimir, 2012, The freshwater snails (Gastropoda) of Iran, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species, ZooKeys 219, pp. 11-61: 17-18

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.219.3406

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5A63D216-B630-4808-8B2D-0F77E3EAE287

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scientific name

Bithynia (Bithynia) starmuehlneri
status

sp. n.

Bithynia (Bithynia) starmuehlneri   ZBK   sp. n. Figs 6a-c View Figure 6

Bulimus (Bithynia) leachi troschelii   : Starmühlner and Edlauer 1957, non troschelii Paasch, 1842 (synonymy)

Type locality.

Border of Lake Urmia, W Azarbayian, 1949 leg. Starmühlner.

Holotype.

NHMW (50940): shell height 10.3 mm, width 5.6 mm.

Paratypes.

9 ex. from the type locality.

Etymology.

Named after Ferdinand Starmühlner, who collected this species in 1949.

Description.

The whitish shell is elongated conical with 6.5 whorls, which are convex with a deep suture and a small and acute apex. The umbilicus is open. The aperture is ovate. The margin of the aperture is, from lateral view, straight. The surface is smooth with fine growth lines. Shell height 8.2 - 10.3 mm, width 4.6 - 6.4 mm.

Differentiating features.

This slim species isthe largest Bithynia   sp. known in Iran. It can be easily distinguished from the other Bithynia   spp. by the larger dimensions of elongated shell with the stepped whorls and the not angled aperture.

Remarks.

This species has been misidentified by Starmühlner and Edlauer (1957) with Bithynia troschelii   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Mollusca

Class

Gastropoda

Order

Littorinimorpha

Family

Bithyniidae

Genus

Bithynia

Loc

Bithynia (Bithynia) starmuehlneri

Gloeer, Peter & Pesic, Vladimir 2012
2012
Loc

Bulimus (Bithynia) leachi troschelii

Glöer & Pešić 2012
2012