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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium celesti (Aradas, 1854) 
AphiaID: 139717

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium Röding, 1798
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium pourtalesii (Verrill & Smith [in Verrill], 1880)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria celesti Aradas, 1854
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria pourtalesii Verrill & Smith [in Verrill], 1880
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria pumila Libassi, 1859 (synonym)
Sources  original description Aradas A. (1854). Monografia del genere Coronula, seguita della descrizione di alcune nuove specie di conchiglie siciliane. Atti dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali (2) 9: 67-72 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Cape Verde
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCape Verde [details]
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [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 editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLesser Antilles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Atlantic [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 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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 25 mm high, rather broad compared to others in the genus. Protoconch large (620-660 ¼m), with 4-5 whorls and a microsculpture of tenuous, even spiral striae. Teleoconch with 8-9 very convex whorls, nearly disjunct as if they were holding together by the axial ribs, and a very deep suture; with about 11-14 slightly prosocline lamellar axial ribs per whorl on which there a angulose projection next to the suture and projecting above it; interspace with a very delicate spiral microsculpture, best visible on juveniles. Colour of protoconch brown, of teleoconch white.

The West African Epitonium trochiforme von Maltzan, 1885 is similar in size and shape but lacks a spiral sculpture between ribs. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Bay of Biscay to Morocco, Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores; Western Atlantic from New Jersey to Virgin Islands; from outer shelf to bathyal, 50-1250 m. Gorringe and Josephine seamounts, rare in 205-485 m; Mediterranean. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Aci Trezza, Sicily [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Range: 40.05°N to 13.2°N; 86.5°W to 59.6°W. Distribution: USA: New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Bermuda, Bahamas; Bahamas: Abaco (Great & Little), Bimini; Yucatan Strait, Cuba; Cuba: Villa Clara, Holguin; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Barbados [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubgenus (Asperiscala) [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Epitonium celesti (Aradas, 1854)Shell from the Tuscan Archipelago (height 27 mm)
Epitonium celesti (Ara...
Epitonium celesti (Aradas, 1854)Shell from off Alboran island, 100-110 m (actual size 19.8 mm)
Epitonium celesti (Ara...

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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139717
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Epitonium celesti. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139717 on 2014-08-02
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