Globodaphne, Criscione & Hallan & Puillandre & Fedosov, 2021

Criscione, Francesco, Hallan, Anders, Puillandre, Nicolas & Fedosov, Alexander, 2021, Where the snails have no name: a molecular phylogeny of Raphitomidae (Neogastropoda: Conoidea) uncovers vast unexplored diversity in the deep seas of temperate southern and eastern Australia, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 191, pp. 961-1000 : 989

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Type species: Globodaphne pomum . OD, herein.

Etymology: The name is composed of Latin globus, a sphere, for its subglobose shell, and the Greek mythological naiad Δάφνη, who turned into a laurel tree, here chosen to indicate resemblance to some species of Xanthodaphne .


Shell ( Fig. 4C) subglobose, thin-walled, semitranslucent. Protoconch ( Fig. 5B) multispiral, with dense diagonally cancellate sculpture. Teleoconch of few, pale whorls. Suture impressed. Whorl profile broad, strongly convex. Sculpture throughout whorl of dense, weakly arcuate riblets and dense, irregularly set spiral cordlets. Siphonal canal straight, short. Aperture wide, ovate, about two-thirds of shell length. Anal sinus shallow. Cephalic tentacles long, cylindrical; eyes extremely small. Venom apparatus and radula absent.