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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinum oblitum Sykes, 1911 
AphiaID: 138871

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaenogastropoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinum (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinum oblitum (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinum Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinopsis striata Jeffreys in Wyville Thomson, 1873 (Invalid: junior secondary homonym of Buccinum striatum O.F. Müller, 1774 and several others)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinum perexiguum Dautzenberg, 1925
Sources  original description Sykes E. R. (1911). On the Mollusca procured during the Porcupine expeditions. Supplementary notes, part IV. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 9: 331-348, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30825181 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology  Type of larval development: direct (non-planktotrophic) inferred from paucispiral protoconch. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell up to 20 mm high, solid, with 5-6 moderately convex whorls and a conical spire, the last whorl about 70% of total height. Protoconch of one smooth, mucronate whorl. Teleoconch with a variably developed sculpture consisting of spiral cords and threads, and slightly flexuous or straight axial folds. There are usually three cords on the early spire whorls, rather flat and as broad as the interspaces, later the second-order spiral threads are intercalated; the main spiral cords tend to form small knobs at their intersections with the axial folds, which are narrower than the interspace and may be wanting on part or whole of the spire. Body whorl somewhat constricted around the canal, which is not delimited by a ridge. Aperture oval, merging into a broad and short siphonal canal; outer sip slightly thickened, smooth inside; parietal and columellar edge appressed, forming a thin callus which hardly extends over the previous whorl. Colour whitish with diffuse, pale brown flames and blotches. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from the Faroes to southwestern Ireland; in 300-1000 m; Strait of Gibraltar, in 362-526 m; Gorringe seamount, moderately common in 155-1040 m; Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 235-325 m. This apparently disjunct distribution is puzzling, but no appreciable morphological difference can be detected. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Stated by Sykes (1911) as "Porcupine" 1869 sta. 65, which is North of the Hebrides, 61º10'N, 02º21'W, 345 fathoms; the lectotype in USNM is reported (Bouchet & Warén, 1985, and current USNM calalogue) to be from sta. 55 which is 60º04'N, 06º19'W, 605 fathoms. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Buccinum oblitum Jeffreys in Sykes, 1911Shell from Gorringe seamount, 36º34.9'N, 11º28.4'W, 460-480 m, 'Seamount 1' DW21 (actual size 19 mm)
Buccinum oblitum Jeffr...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138871
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2009-11-29 21:41:58Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-11-30 15:50:39Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2010-07-19 15:09:49Z  checked  Fraussen, Koen
  
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  Citation: Fraussen, K.; Gofas, S. (2014). Buccinum oblitum Sykes, 1911. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138871 on 2014-12-28
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