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Deep-water cones (Gastropoda: Conidae) from the New Caledonia region
Röckel, D.; Richard, G.; Moolenbeek, R.G. (1995). Deep-water cones (Gastropoda: Conidae) from the New Caledonia region, in: Bouchet, P. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 14. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 167: pp. 557-594
In: Bouchet, P. (Ed.) (1995). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 14. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 167. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-217-9. 654 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747, more
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  • Röckel, D.
  • Richard, G.
  • Moolenbeek, R.G.

Abstract
    The New Caledonian species of Conus with a main distribution below 100 m are surveyed. This fauna consists of 39 species, of which 5 are new and 18 represent significant range extensions. In addition, eight species, mostly represented by single specimens, remain unidentified. Ten species (Conus boucheti, C. kanakinus, C. luciae, C. plinthis, C. richeri, and the five new ones) are so far only known from the New Caledonia region and may be endemic. Conus smirna and C. profundorum are regarded as distinct, and two additional species are described in this species complex: C. vaubani sp. nov., from South of New Caledonia and of the New Hebrides Arc in 440-775 m; and C. loyahiensis sp. nov. from the Loyalty Islands in 480-575 m. Three other new species, and one subspecies, are named: Conus alisi sp. nov. from the New Caledonia area, in 200-525 m; C. estivali sp. nov. from the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea, in 355-410 m; C. gondwanensis sp. nov. from the Norfolk Ridge, South New Caledonia, in 170-260 m; and C. orbignyi coriolisi ssp. nov., from the Coral Sea, New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, in 225-550 m.

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