|Non-isometric growth and problems of species delimitation in the genus Oliva|
Tursch, B. (1997). Non-isometric growth and problems of species delimitation in the genus Oliva. Apex (Brux.) 12(2-3): 93-100
In: Apex (Bruxelles). Société Belge de Malacologie: Bruxelles. ISSN 0773-5251, more
Mollusca, Gastropoda, Oliva, taxonomy, non-isometric, growth
The shape of the shell of some Oliva species undergoes abrupt changes dunng growth. If undetected, this often overlooked phenomenon can cause serious errors in the delimitation of morphospecies. Examples of non-isometnc growth are reported and discussed.