Sibogasyrinx sangeri Kantor, Fedosov & Puillandre, 2018

Kantor, Yuri I. & Puillandre, Nicolas, 2021, Rare, deep-water and similar: revision of Sibogasyrinx (Conoidea: Cochlespiridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 773, pp. 19-60 : 38-40

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Sibogasyrinx sangeri Kantor, Fedosov & Puillandre, 2018


Sibogasyrinx sangeri Kantor, Fedosov & Puillandre, 2018 (= PSH 7)

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Sibogasyrinx sangeri Kantor, Fedosov & Puillandre, 2018: 58 , figs 5e–n, 6c–d.

Material examined

Holotype PAPUA NEW GUINEA • 07°52′ S, 148°03′ E; depth 575–655 m; BIOPAPUA, stn CP3729; MNHN- IM-2009-17022 (sequenced). GoogleMaps

Other material (all sequenced)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA • 2 lv; 04°04′ S, 151°56′ E; depth 585–601 m; BIOPAPUA, stn CP3671; MNHN-IM-2009-16989 , MNHN-IM-2013-52052 GoogleMaps 1 lv; 04°24′ S, 151°50′ E; depth 788–805 m; BIOPAPUA, stn CP3674; MNHN-IM-2009-16995 GoogleMaps 1 lv; off Woodlark Is. ; 09°08′ S, 152°19′ E; depth 448–470 m; BIOPAPUA, stn CP3742; MNHN-IM-2009-17057 GoogleMaps 1 lv; 05°39′ S, 153°59′ E; depth 654– 660 m; BIOPAPUA, stn CP3750; MNHN-IM-2009-17021 GoogleMaps 1 lv; N of Long I.; 05°10′ S, 147°03′ E; depth 724 m; PAPUA NIUGINI, stn CP3982; MNHN-IM-2013-19752 GoogleMaps 1 lv; Dampier Strait , E of Umboi I.; 05°35′ S, 148°13′ E; depth 630–870 m; PAPUA NIUGINI, stn CP4014; MNHN-IM-2013-19961 GoogleMaps .

PHILIPPINES • 1 lv; 15°45′ N, 121°45′ E; depth 562 m; AURORA 2007, stn CP2663; MNHN- IM-2009-13434 GoogleMaps .

SOLOMON ISLANDS • 1 lv; Sta Isabel I.; 08°47′ S, 159°40′ E; depth 645–840 m; SALOMON 2, stn CP2181; MNHN-IM-2009-16766 GoogleMaps 2 lv; Rendova I. ; 08°36′ S, 157°27′ E; depth 509–520 m; SALOMON 2, stn CP2288; MNHN-IM-2007-42523 , MNHN-IM-2009-16779 . GoogleMaps


MEASUREMENTS. Holotype: SL 54.1 mm, AL (with canal) 31.3 mm, AL (without canal) 16.4 mm, SW 14.1 mm. Largest available specimen attains SL 55.8 mm (MNHN-IM-2009-16779; Fig. 7D–E View Fig ).

SHELL. Thin, fragile, variable in shape, from narrowly fusiform to moderately broad (SW/SL ratio from 0.22 to 0.27), with rather high spire and long, narrow, straight siphonal canal. Protoconch small, globose, of 1.75 strongly convex, microshagreened whorls. Protoconch/teleoconch transition indistinct. Protoconch diameter about 1.1 mm, height 1.2 mm. Early teleoconch whorls angular, usually in lower part just above suture, but sometimes at mid-whorl; last whorl strongly to very weakly angled or evenly rounded, even in specimens of the same size. Teleoconch comprising up to 10 whorls. Suture shallow, subsutural ramp with a row of distinct, closely spaced nodules, 10 on first whorl, 14 on second whorl, becoming more broadly spaced and less discernible on later whorls, sometimes obsolete on last whorl of largest specimens. Subsutural zone very weakly concave, nearly straight on penultimate and last whorls, smooth except for a few irregularly spaced and indistinct spiral threads (sometimes oblique), or several rather pronounced flattened spiral cords ( Fig. 7J View Fig ; MNHN-IM-2009-13434). Lower part of whorls with a row of larger, more pronounced nodules, just above suture in upper whorls or sometimes nearer midwhorl. In some specimens nodules absent on last whorl. Last whorl may bear low carina at periphery (in specimens with nodules absent), giving it very weakly angled outline. Below periphery 2–3 distinct spiral cords on penultimate whorl and about 30 cords below carina on last whorl and 20 on canal. Shell base gradually narrowing towards long, nearly straight siphonal canal. Aperture narrow, constricted posteriorly with broad, very thin parietal callus, outer lip partially broken, convex and weakly angled in upper part and slightly convex below shoulder, and shallowly concave at transition to canal. Anal sinus moderately deep, subsutural, broadly arcuate, growth lines confluent with large forward extension of outer lip. Growth lines thin but distinct. Shell uniformly off-white, protoconch light tan.

ANATOMY (n = 1, MNHN-IM-2009-16995). Proboscis of moderate length in contracted stage, buccal mass situated outside proboscis. Oesophagus very broad, forming short loop before passing through nerve ring. Venom gland opening into oesophagus ventrally and immediately posterior to nerve ring.

RADULA (n = 1, MNHN-IM-2009-16995) ( Fig. 8A–B View Fig ). Relatively short, comprising ca 40 rows of teeth, with long nascent part (15–16 rows). Radula length 2.2 mm (16% of AL without canal), width up to 365 μm (2.7% of AL without canal). Central tooth with subrectangular basal plate, very shallowly arcuate anteriorly, with distinct borders and weak cusp. Marginal teeth flat when formed, becoming trough-shaped during maturation, folded longitudinally when fully formed. On developing part of radula, folding of teeth occurs abruptly, within one subsequent row (on Fig. 8B View Fig white arrow indicates last still unfolded tooth, while black arrow with white outline indicate the first folded tooth). Folding evident at 17 th row in radula studied. Resulting folded tooth moderately broad, with sharp pointed tip, formed by overlapping of both thickened margins (on Fig. 8A View Fig these overlapping parts are marked by hollow white arrows).


This species is known from the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, over a relatively broad bathymetric range, from 448 to 788 m.














Sibogasyrinx sangeri Kantor, Fedosov & Puillandre, 2018

Kantor, Yuri I. & Puillandre, Nicolas 2021

Sibogasyrinx sangeri

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