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New and poorly known species of Cancellariidae (Neogastropoda: Cancellarioidea) from the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific
Verhecken, A. (2020). New and poorly known species of Cancellariidae (Neogastropoda: Cancellarioidea) from the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific. Gloria Maris 59(2): 40-89
In: Gloria Maris. Belgische Vereniging voor Conchyliologie: Deurne. ISSN 0778-4767, more
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Keywords
    Indian Ocean
    Taxonomic status > New taxa > New species
    Mericella rosadoi Verhecken, 2020 [WoRMS]; Scalptia Jousseaume, 1887 [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal

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Abstract
    Six new taxa are described: Mericella rosadoi n. sp., southern Tanzania; Scalptia gorii n. sp., south Oman; S. delsaerdti n. sp., Mozambique and S. delsaerdti hasegawai n. ssp., a geographic subspecies from Japan, S. larissaensis n. sp. from Kuwait and S. rashafunensis n. sp., Cape Ras Hafun, Somalia. Admetula afra Petit & Harasewych, 2000, southern Mozambique, was alreadyknown from eastern South Africa. A disputed shell from Mozambique Channel is identified as Brocchinia tanimbarensis Verhecken, 1997. A unique shell and 8 (possibly juvenile) shells are presented as two species inquirenda. Two shells are recognised as Zeadmete verheckeni Petit & Harasewych, 2000, South Africa, and shells of Merica semperiana (Crosse, 1863) (new comb.), New Caledonia, are illustrated. A lectotype is designated for Cancellaria bicolor Hinds, 1843. Eight species of the subfamily Plesiotritoninae from off SE Africa are presented and figured: Africotriton crebriliratus(Sowerby, 1903), Africotriton fictilis (Hinds, 1844), Africotriton petiti Beu & Maxwell, 1987, Tritonoharpaantiquata (Hinds in Reeve, 1844 ), Tritonoharpa beui Verhecken, 1997, Tritonoharpa pseudangasi Beu & Maxwell, 1987, Fusimorio rosadoi (Beu & Verhecken, 2000) is a new combination; Plesiotriton vivus Habe & Okutani, 1981, occurs both in the Philippines and off eastern Africa.

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