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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium algerianum (Weinkauff, 1866) 
AphiaID: 139715

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 editor[unassigned] Caenogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitoniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium algerianum (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium Röding, 1798
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria algeriana Weinkauff, 1866
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria coronata Weinkauff, 1862
Sources  original description Weinkauff H. C. (1866). Nouveau supplément au catalogue des coquilles marines recueillies sur les côtes de l'Algérie. Journal de Conchyliologie 14: 227-248
page(s): 347 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBay of Biscay [details]
Cape Verde
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCape Verde [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadeira [details]
Senegal
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSenegal [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication) 
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: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell up to 13 mm although generally smaller (6-7 mm). Protoconch conical with 4.5 whorls, 500-550 ¼m high and with several poorly impressed subsutural striae. Teleoconch with up to 8 convex whorls and deep suture, with 14-15 laminar ribs per whorl, forming an angular projection just below the suture, and with numerous, clearly impressed spiral striae in the interspaces. Colour of protoconch brown, of teleoconch white.
This species is extremely similar to E. tibrii(de Boury, 1890), and may be virtually indistinguishable from it without the protoconch. It grows slightly larger but the most diagnostic character is that the protoconch of E. tiberii is 0.7 to 0.8 times smallerand has a clear substural thread instead of several poorly marked spirals . Both species are easily separated when present in the same sample, but E. algerianum clearly predominates in the Alboran sea and E. tiberii on the Lusitanian seamonts.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Bay of Biscay to the Cape Verde Is. Mediterranean, in 50-400 m. Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, moderately common in 96-425 m [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Algiers, Algeria (20 fathoms) [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubgenus (Parviscala) [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Epitonium algerianum (Weinkauff, 1866)Specimen from Djibouti Bank, Alboran Sea, 349-365 m (actual size 5.3 mm)
Epitonium algerianum (...

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139715
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Epitonium algerianum (Weinkauff, 1866). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139715 on 2014-12-29
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