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New species of Muricidae (Gastropoda) and additional or noteworthy records from the western Pacific
Houart, R.; Héros, V. (2012). New species of Muricidae (Gastropoda) and additional or noteworthy records from the western Pacific. Zoosystema 34(1): 21-37. dx.doi.org/10.5252/z2012n1a2
In: Zoosystema. Editions scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1280-9551, more
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Keywords
    Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Gastropoda; Muricidae; New Caledonia; Coral Sea; Solomon Islands;Vanuatu; Taiwan; new species; new data; new combinations

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  • Houart, R., more
  • Héros, V.

Abstract
    Fourteen species of Muricidae referable to the (sub)genera Promurex Ponder & Vokes, 1988, Pygmaepterys Vokes, 1978, Murexsul Iredale, 1915, Pazinotus Vokes, 1970, Prototyphis Ponder, 1972, Ponderia Houart, 1986, Gemixystus Iredale, 1929, Ieptotrophon Houart, 1995 and Scabrotrophon McLean, 1996 are reported from New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Taiwan, to depths down to 1750 m. Five new species are described: Favartia (Pygmaepterys) lifouensis n. sp. from New Caledonia with range extension to the Solomon Islands, Pazinotus chionodes n. sp. and Gemixystus calcareous n. sp. from New Caledonia, Leptotrophon wareni n. sp. from the Solomon Islands and Favartia (Pygmaepterys) circinata n. sp. from Taiwan.

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