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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium hispidulum (Monterosato, 1874) 
AphiaID: 139726

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
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHyaloscala finitima Monterosato, 1890
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria hispidula Monterosato, 1874
Sources  original description Monterosato T. A. (di) (1874 (luglio)). Recherches conchyliologiques, effectuées au Cap Santo Vito, en Sicile. (Traduz. dall'italiano di H. Crosse). Journal de Conchyliologie 22 (3) : 243-282 (luglio) 22 (4)
page(s): 264 [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 editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection 
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 small (2-5 mm). Protoconch of three whorls with a subsutural thread. Teleoconch with 4 convex whorls and a moderately deep suture, with thin axial ribs forming characteristic spiny projections situated at the upper two-thirds of the whorls; interspaces completely smooth. Colour of protoconch dark brown, of teleoconch white with a diffuse brownish band on the last whorl on fresh specimens.

This unmistakable species only resembles Epitonium tryoni (de Boury, 1913) which has similar ribs with spines situated at some distance fro the suture, but differs in having a conspicuous spiral sculpture on the interspaces.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, from Bay of Biscay to Morocco, the Canary Is. and the Azores. Western Mediterranean. Gorringe seamount, very rare at 485 m.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Originally described from Cape San Vito and Palermo, Sicily and Napoli, S. Italy; restricted to Palermo, Sicily, from lectotype designated by Bouchet & Warén (1986) [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubgenus (Epitonium) [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Epitonium hispidulum (Monterosato, 1874)Specimen from Djibouti Bank, Alboran Sea, 349-365 m (actual size 3.4 mm)
Epitonium hispidulum (...

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139726
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Epitonium hispidulum (Monterosato, 1874). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139726 on 2014-08-01
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