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Two new species of Xylophaga from Trondheimsfjorden, western Norway (Mollusca, Pelecypoda)
Santhakumaran, L.N. (1980). Two new species of Xylophaga from Trondheimsfjorden, western Norway (Mollusca, Pelecypoda). Sarsia 65(3-4): 269-272
In: Sarsia. University of Bergen. Universitetsforlaget: Bergen. ISSN 0036-4827, more
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Keywords
    New species; Taxonomy; Xylophaga dorsalis (Turton, 1819) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Santhakumaran, L.N.

Abstract
    Both species were collected from pinewood panels immersed at 10 m depth. Xylophaga nidarosiensis sp.n. resembles X. dorsalis though differing in the nature of the mesoplax and in the presence of a well-developed protuberance anterior to the chondrophore, like that found in X. foliata , from which the new species differs in other details. X. inoradi is closely related to X. dorsalis , from which it differs only in the nature of the siphon, which is massive and short in X. noradi and slender in X. dorsalis . Furthermore, in X. inoradi the incurrent and excurrent siphons are of equal length with their openings situated close together, whereas in X. dorsalis the excurrent siphon is much shorter than the incurrent one.

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