oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Notes on some deep-water Volutidae, Turbinellidae and Turridae chiefly from off southern Moçambique and Natal, with descriptions of two new species (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Volutidae: Volutocorbis glabrata sp. nov. from off Natal is descriptionbed. New locality records are given for Fusivoluta clarkei Rehder, and its radula figured. Voluta ponsonbyi E. A. Smith and V. africana Reeve, commonly placed in the genus Festilyria Pilsbry & Olsson, 1954, are transferred to Lyria Gray, 1847, and possible relationships between L. ponsonbyi and 'Festilyria' duponti Weaver are discussed. The presence of degenerate lateral plates on the radula of L. ponsonbyi is recorded. Turbinellidae: Benthovoluta krigei sp. nov. from off Moçambique is descriptionbed, and its probable affinities discussed. Turridae: Gemmula (Pinguigemmula) thielei (Finlay) and Bathytoma (Parabathytoma) regnans Melvill are redescriptionbed, both being recorded from Moçambique; Pinguigemmula philippinensis Powell is synonymized with the former species. Pleurotoma (Genotia) belaeformis Sowerby is referred to the genus Bathytoma, subgenus Micantapex.

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