FAQ´S :: COA.ORG :: Member area  

New Western Atlantic Gastropods
by Gary Rosenberg

More than two years have passed since my last round up of new species of Western Atlantic gastropods, which covered 1993-1994. In 1995-1996, 52 species of gastropods were named from the Western Atlantic. I've listed 24 of these here, concentrating on neogastropods as most likely of interest to collectors. Most of the species that I have not listed are micromollusks or from deep water. To learn about these, seach my electronic database for "1995" or "1996" via Internet <http://data.acnatsci.org/wasp>.

Sinezona redferni Rolán, 1996 (Scissurellidae)
Iberus 14: 109­110, figs. 1­4. Size: 0.7 mm. Type locality: Chub Rocks, Abaco, Bahamas. Depth: 10­56 m. Comment: Also reported from Cuba.

Aclophora sagei Rolán & Fernández­Garcés, 1995 (Triphoridae)
Apex 10: 15, figs. 33­35. Size: 8.6 mm. Type locality: Cienfuegos Bay, Southern Cuba. Depth: 20­56 m.

Annulobalcis aurisflamma Simone & Martins, 1995 (Eulimidae)
Journal of Conchology 35: 224­233, figs. 1­25. Size: 11 mm. Type locality: Enseada Beach, Ubatuba City, São Paulo State, Brazil. Depth: 0­8 m (live).

Coronium elegans Simone, 1996 (Muricidae)
Bulletin of Marine Science 59: 49­51, figs. 7­9, 13­14. Size: 70.7 mm. Type locality: Brazil, São Paulo, off Peruibe, 24 30'S, 47 00'W. Depth: 110­130 m. Comment: Simone also transferred Columbarium coronatum Penna-Neme & Leme, 1978 to Coronium.

Coronium oblongum Simone, 1996 (Muricidae)
Bulletin of Marine Science 59: 47­49, figs. 1­2, 5­6, 10­12. Size: 50.7 mm. Type locality: Brazil, Sao Paulo, slope off Ubatuba, sta. 5362, 24 52'S, 44 34'W. Depth: 300­600 m (live 320 m).

Anachis carloslirai P. M. Costa, 1996 Columbellidae)
La Conchiglia 27(280): 45­49, figs. 1, 3­4, 5 (left). Size: 13.7 mm. Type locality: Off Guarapari, Espírito Santo State, Brazil. Depth: 20­100 m (live 20­25 m).

Colubraria sunderlandi Petuch, 1995 (Buccinidae)
La Conchiglia 27(275): 39­40, figs. 7­9. Size: 27 mm. Type locality: Montego Bay, Jamaica. Depth: 20 m (live).

Metula frausseni Bozzetti, 1995 (Buccinidae)
World Shells 15: 29­31, 2 figs. Size: 25.3 mm. Type locality: Off Eastern Nicaragua.

Thala crassa Lopes de Simone, 1995 (Costellariidae)
Bulletin of Marine Science 56: 805­811, figs. 1­11. Type locality: continental slope off Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 25'00"S, 44 16'05"W. Depth: 240­600 m (live 250­350 m). Size: 20.3 mm. Comments: Stated maximum length of 30 mm in text appears to be an error for 20 mm, based on lengths cited for type specimens.

Prunum enriquevidali Espinosa & Ortea, 1995 (Marginellidae)
Avicennia 3: 1­4, figs. 1­2, 3b­c. Size: 16.8 mm. Type locality: Cayo Coco, Archipiélago Sabana­Camagüey, Cuba. Depth: 1.5­2 m.

Prunum poulosi Lipe, 1996 (Marginellidae)
La Conchiglia 27(278): 11­12, 1 fig. Size: 30.1 mm. Type locality: Colombia, between Santa Marta and Cabo de la Vela, Peninsula de la Guajira, 30­40 fms. Depth: 35­55 m.

Terebra reticulata Lopes de Simone & Verissimo, 1995 (Terebridae)
Bulletin of Marine Science 57: 460­466, figs. 1­8. Size: 25 mm. Type locality: OIUSP sta. 5361, slope off Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24 42"0"S, 44 30'5"W, 320 m. Comments: Preoccupied by Terebra reticulata J. de C. Sowerby, 1840.

Conus (Magelliconus) deynzerorum Petuch, 1995 (Conidae)
La Conchiglia 27(275): 36­37, figs. 1­2. Size: 13.5 mm. Type locality: Banco Chinchorro Atoll, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Depth: 3 m.

Conus julieandreae Cargile, 1995 (Conidae)
La Conchiglia 27(275): 24­29, fig. 1­4, 5b­c, 6, 7a. Size: 30.7 mm. Type locality: Cayos Caratasca, Honduras. Depth: 3­30 m (live 3­10 m)

Conus (Leptoconus) floridanus tranthami Petuch, 1995 Conidae)
La Conchiglia 27(275): 37­38, figs. 3­4. Size: 21.5 mm. Type locality: Pickles Reef, off Plantation Key, northern Florida Keys. Depth: 2­10 m.

Conus (Leporiconus) ritae Petuch, 1995 (Conidae)
La Conchiglia 27(275): 38­39, figs. 5­6. Size: 27.5 mm. Type locality: Gorda Bank off Honduras. Depth: 10­20 m.

Clathurella eversoni Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 135, fig. 10­11. Size: 4.5 mm. Type locality: Off Dania Beach, Florida, between second and third reefs. Depth: 21 m. Comments: This appears to be Nassarina glypta Bush, 1885 (Columbellidae).

Drillia (Clathrodrillia) chaaci Espinosa & Rolán, 1995 (Turridae)
Avicennia 3: 30­32, figs. 1­6. Size: 19.6 mm. Type locality: Arrecife frontal de Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, México. Depth: 6­15 m (live).

Drillia (Clathrodrillia) dautzenbergi Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 129­130, fig. 4­5. Size: 27 mm. Type locality: Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Depth: not stated.

Drillia (Clathrodrillia) petuchi Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 130­132, fig. 18. Size: 53 mm. Type locality: Off Barbados. Depth: 142 m.

Drillia wolfei Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 127­129, fig. 1, 28, 31. Size: 19 mm. Type locality: 15 km east of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Depth: 36 m (live).

Fenimorea kathyae Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 132­133, fig. 14, 32. Size: 36 mm. Type locality: West coast of Barbados. Depth: 58­152 m (live 152 m).

Fenimorea petiti Tippett, 1995 (Turridae)
Nautilus 109: 133­, fig. 17, 33. Size: 17.7 mm. Type locality: Gulf of Mexico, west of Crystal River, Florida. Depth: 59 m (live).

Melampus (Detracia) morrisoni Martins, 1996 (Ellobiidae)
Malacologia 37: 297­302, fig. 355­376. Comment: New name for Detracia clarki Morrison, 1951, non Melampus clarki White, 1895.

- News of New Species--Marine

Department of Mollusks, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1195

© 1996 / 2017 COA - All Rights Reserved