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On the discovery of a new Volutopsius (Gastropoda, Buccinidae) from the North-Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Fraussen, K.; McKay, D.W.; Drewery, J. (2013). On the discovery of a new Volutopsius (Gastropoda, Buccinidae) from the North-Eastern Atlantic Ocean. J. Conch., Lond. 41(4): 453-459
In: Journal of Conchology. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland: London. ISSN 0022-0019, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 258093 [ OMA ]

Keywords
    Beringius Dall, 1887 [WoRMS]; Buccinidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Volutopsius Mörch, 1857 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Atlantic; Rockall; Buccinidae; Beringius; Volutopsius; new taxon

Authors  Top 
  • Fraussen, K.
  • McKay, D.W.
  • Drewery, J.

Abstract
    During an ongoing research programme to investigate fishing grounds on and around the Rockall Plateau and along the continental slope to the west of Scotland the scientific staff on board of R/V Scotia collected a number of Mollusca as a by-catch, among them several Buccinidae. Two of the larger species deserve more attention: Beringius bogasoni Waren & Smith 2006 and specimens of an unknown Volutopsius. The latter can be distinguished from Volutopsius norwegicus (Gmelin 1791) by the spiral sculpture and is added to the British Fauna as Volutopsius scotiae sp. nov.

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