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A new species of Nassarius (Gastropoda, Nassariidae) from Canopus Bank, off Northeast Brazil
Abbate, D.; Cavallari, D.C. (2013). A new species of Nassarius (Gastropoda, Nassariidae) from Canopus Bank, off Northeast Brazil. Pap. Avuls. Zool. 53(1): 1-4. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1590/s0031-10492013000100001
In: Papéis avulsos de zoología. Universidade de São Paulo, Museu de Zoologia: São Paulo, SP. ISSN 0031-1049; e-ISSN 1807-0205, more
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Keywords
    Nassariinae Iredale, 1916 (1835) [WoRMS]
    Marine
Author keywords
    Deep-water; Nassariinae; smooth sculpture.

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  • Abbate, D.
  • Cavallari, D.C.

Abstract
    Nassarius levis sp. nov. is described from Canopus Bank, off Ceará, Northeast Brazil, based on shell morphology. It differs from other Brazilian species of the genus in having a more elongate shell, with a weakly developed parietal shield and a notably smooth surface. This last trait has not yet been described among the Western Atlantic Nassarius, but it is common to other congeners from the Eastern Atlantic, such as Nassarius elatus (Gould, 1845) and the Indo-Pacific, such as Nassarius excellens (Kuroda & Habe, 1961).

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