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On the identity of the Lessepsian species of the genus Anachis H. & A. Adams, 1853, subgenus Zafra A. Adams, 1860 found in the Levant Sea (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Columbellidae)
Tringali, L.; Villa, R. (1995). On the identity of the Lessepsian species of the genus Anachis H. & A. Adams, 1853, subgenus Zafra A. Adams, 1860 found in the Levant Sea (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Columbellidae). La Conchiglia 274: 15-19
In: La Conchiglia. Evolver: Roma. ISSN 0394-0152, more

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Keywords
    Caenogastropoda [WoRMS]; Neogastropoda [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Caenogastropoda; Neogastropoda; Lessepsian migrants; Levant Sea; Eastern Mediterranean; recent; marine; shell morphology; nomenclature

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  • Tringali, L.
  • Villa, R.

Abstract
    The identity of both the lndo-Pacific Anachis (Zafra) species recorded from the Eastern Mediterranean is here discussed. The synonymy of A. (Z.) troglodytes (Souverbie in Souverbie & Montrouzier, 1866) with A. (Z.) savignyi (Moazzo, 1939, ex Jousseaume ms.), proposed by Palazzi (1993) is rejected. A. savignyi is regarded as the first Lessepslan Anachis known - originally recorded by Mienis (1972) - whereas the taxon troglodytes is likely to correspond to the further Lessepsian Anachis, recorded from the Southern Turkey by Palazzi (1993), but probably it inhabits the Levant basin since at least ten years. However, a sure identification of troglodytes seems to require the examination of the holotype; therefore, the name A. (Z.) cfr. troglodytes is prudentially employed for the immigrant species. A (Z.) melitoma (Melvill & Standen, 1903), recorded by Palazzi (1993) for the southern Turkish coasts, must be erased from the list of the Inda-Pacific hosts in the Mediterranean.

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