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Remarks concerning the description and status of Murex forskoehlii mediterranea
Mienis, H.K. (2010). Remarks concerning the description and status of Murex forskoehlii mediterranea. Gloria Maris 49(3-4): 79-83
In: Gloria Maris. Belgische Vereniging voor Conchyliologie: Deurne. ISSN 0778-4767, more
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Keywords
    Taxonomy; Terminology; Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Murex forskoehlii Röding, 1798 [WoRMS]; Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Mienis, H.K.

Abstract
    The recently proposed subspecies Murex forskoehlii mediterranea Kovalis & Korkos, 2009, was not described according to the rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature This name has therefore no status in the zoological nomenclature In addition the proposed new subspecies agrees in full details with specimens of Murex forskoehlii living in the proper Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez and the Bitter Lakes in the Suez Canal, and closely fits the type bearing figure in Colonna (1616) Specimens of the Murex forskoehlii-complex living in the Gulf of Aqaba differ from the nominal species by their extremely long and heavy spines

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