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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia abbotti Clench & Turner, 1952

139749 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139749)
accepted
Species
marine
Clench W. J. & Turner R. D. (1952). The genera Epitonium (part 2), Depressiscala, Cylindriscala, Nystiella and Solutiscala in the western Atlantic. Johnsonia, 2(31): 289-356, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41155946
page(s): 348; pl. 171 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote off Cuba, 20º45'N, 75º19'W, 550 m  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Cuba, 20º45'N, 75º19'W, 550 m [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, in Madeira, on Gorringe,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, in Madeira, on Gorringe, Josephine and Seine seamounts, rare in 205-670 m; Western Mediterranean, extremely rare in 90-450 m; Western Atlantic from southern Florida to northern Cuba. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Cuba, 20º45'N, 75º19'W, 550 m  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Cuba, 20º45'N, 75º19'W, 550 m [details]
Gofas, S. (2004). Opalia abbotti Clench & Turner, 1952. In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139749 on 2017-11-22

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original description Clench W. J. & Turner R. D. (1952). The genera Epitonium (part 2), Depressiscala, Cylindriscala, Nystiella and Solutiscala in the western Atlantic. Johnsonia, 2(31): 289-356, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41155946
page(s): 348; pl. 171 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia fusticulus Gaglini, 1992) Gaglini A. (1992). Terze spigolature... Monterosatiane. Argonauta 7(1-6): 125-180
page(s): 134, 149 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia cerigottana nicolayi Nordsieck, 1974) Nordsieck F. (1974). Molluschi dei fondali della platea continentale fra la Corsica e la Sardegna. La Conchiglia 61: 11-14 [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Rosenberg, G.; Moretzsohn, F.; García, E. F. (2009). Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579–699 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas., available online at http://biogomx.net/sites/default/files/pdfs/chapters/33-Rosenberg%20et%20al%202009-Gastropoda%20of%20the%20GoMx.pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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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 5 mm high. Protoconch with little more than three whorls and blunt apex, with subsutural and suprasutural threads. Teloconch with 6-7 whorls, with about 12 thick axial folds per whorl, slightly narrower than the interspaces and not projecting very much over the suture. Surface with flat spiral cords, ca. 8-9 on penultimate whorl, separated by narrower interspaces bearing minute pores; a well developed spiral cord running from just below the termination of the suture and around the base of last whorl. Aperture oval with varicose outer lip. Colour of protoconch brown, of teleoconch white. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Eastern Atlantic, in Madeira, on Gorringe, Josephine and Seine seamounts, rare in 205-670 m; Western Mediterranean, extremely rare in 90-450 m; Western Atlantic from southern Florida to northern Cuba. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Cuba, 20º45'N, 75º19'W, 550 m [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubgenus (Opalia) [details]