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Description of a new species of Favartia (Pygmaepterys) (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Muricopsinae) from Hawaii
Houart, R.; Severns, M. (2013). Description of a new species of Favartia (Pygmaepterys) (Gastropoda: Muricidae: Muricopsinae) from Hawaii. Novapex (Jodoigne) 14(2): 43-48
In: Novapex (Jodoigne). Société Belge de Malacologie: Bruxelles. ISSN 1375-7474, more
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Keywords
    Favartia (Pygmaepterys) E. H. Vokes, 1978 [WoRMS]; Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]; Muricopsinae Radwin & D'Attilio, 1971 [WoRMS]
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Author keywords
    Gastropoda, Muricidae, Muricopsinae, Hawaii, Favartia (Pygmaepterys) new species.

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  • Houart, R., more
  • Severns, M.

Abstract
    Favartia (Pygmaepterys) kernoi n. sp. is described from Hawaii. It was previously confused with F. (P.) funafutiensis (Hedley, 1899) but differs in having a lecithotrophic larval development vs planktotrophic in F. (P.) funafutiensis. The new species is compared with other Indo-West Pacific species of Pygmaepterys, namely F. (P.) avatea Houart & Trondle, 2008 from French Polynesia and New Caledonia, F. (P.) bellini (D'Attilio & Myers, 1985) from the Philippines and Okinawa, F. (P.) lifouensis Houart & Heros, 2012 from New Caledonia and F. (P.) philcloveri (Houari, 1984) from the Philippines. It is also briefly compared with the other eleven species from the Indo-West Pacific.

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