oa Annals of the Natal Museum - The Limidae of South Africa and Mozambique (Mollusca: Bivalvia): genera Limaria, Limatula, Divarilima, Ctenoides and Fukama

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



New genus: Fukama, type species F. messura sp. n. New species: Limaria guttula, Limatula impendens, Limatula intercostulata, Fukama messura. New name: Ctenoides barnardi for Lima divaricata Barnard, 1964, non Dujardin, 1837. New records for South Africa: West Atlantic origin: Limaria loscombii (Leach in Sowerby, 1823), L. tuberculata (Olivi, 1792). Indo-Pacific: Limaria orientalis (Adams & Reeve, 1859), Limatula vermicola Kilburn, 1975, Ctenoides annulata (Lamarck, 1819). New combinations: Lima abscisa Barnard, 1964, to Divarilima Powell, 1958; Lima symmetrica Barnard, 1964, to Ctenoides Mørch, 1853; Lima perfecta E. A. Smith, 1904, to Fukama gen. n. New synonyms: Lima rotundata Sowerby, 1843, and Lima rufanensis Turton, 1932 = Limaria tuberculata (Olivi, 1792); Lima africana Bartsch, 1915, and Lima subventricosa Turton, 1932 = Limaria fragilis (Gmelin, 1791). New status: Lima exigua, L. agulhasensis and L. densecostulata Thiele, 1920, are valid species. Type localities designated: Limaria vulgaris Link, 1807: Tranquebar, India. Transferred to family Philobryidae: Lima kowiensis Turton, 1932.

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