n African Invertebrates - Pectinoidea (Bivalvia : Propeamussiidae and Cyclochlamydidae) from the southwestern Indian Ocean

Volume 56, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1681-5556
  • E-ISSN: 2305-2562


Twenty-five species of Pectinoidea (24 Propeamussiidae, 1 Cyclochlamydidae) are herein listed from the Mozambique Channel, northwestern and southern Madagascar, and northeastern South Africa. New species : Propeamussium rosadoi, Parvamussium catillus, Parvamussium kilburni, Parvamussiumpuillandrei, Parvamussium strongae, Cyclopecten cassiculus, Cyclopecten kantori, Cyclochlamys bacachorda. New synonym : Amussium sewelli Knudsen, 1967 = Propeamussium watsoni (E.A. Smith, 1885). New records for the Mozambique Channel and northwestern Madagascar : Propeamussium andamanicum, Propeamussium arabicum, Propeamussium caducum, Propeamussium jeffreysii, Propeamussium sibogai, Propeamussium watsoni, Parvamussium formosum, Parvamussium scitulum, Parvamussium torresi, Parvamussiumvesiculatum, Cyclopecten kapalae, Similipecten eous. New records for southern Madagascar : Propeamussium jeffreysii, Propeamussium sibogai, Propeamussiumwatsoni, Parvamussium formosum, Parvamussium scitulum, Parvamussium thyrideum, Parvamussiumvesiculatum, Parvamussium vidalense, Cyclopecten kapalae, Similipecten eous. New record for South Africa: Propeamussium jeffreysii, Parvamussium formosum, Parvamussium scitulum, Cyclopecten horridus, Similipecten eous.

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