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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia abbotti Clench & Turner, 1952 
AphiaID: 139749

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 editorOpalia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia cerigottana nicolayi Nordsieck, 1974
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia fusticulus Gaglini, 1992 (synonym)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia nicolayi Nordsieck, 1974
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria fusticula Monterosato, 1875
Sources  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
page(s): 348; pl. 171 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [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 
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 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]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSubgenus (Opalia) [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Opalia abbotti Clench & Turner, 1952Shell from Ampère seamount, 35°04.6'N, 12°55.3'W, 197-210 m,  'Seamount 1' DE95 (actual size 3.2 mm)
Opalia abbotti Clench ...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139749
Taxonomic
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Opalia abbotti. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139749 on 2014-07-28
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