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Punctiscala cerigottana (Sturany, 1896)

139760  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139760)

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Sturany R. (1896). Zoologische Ergebnisse VII. Mollusken I (Prosobranchier und Opisthobranchier; Scaphopoden; Lamellibranchier) gesammelt von S.M. Schiff "Pola" 1890-1894. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische-Naturwissenschaftlischen Classe, 63: 1-36, pl.1-2
page(s): 9; pl. 1 fig. 3-4 [details]   

(ofScala cerigottana Sturany, 1896) Sturany R. (1896). Zoologische Ergebnisse VII. Mollusken I (Prosobranchier und Opisthobranchier; Scaphopoden; Lamellibranchier) gesammelt von S.M. Schiff "Pola" 1890-1894. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische-Naturwissenschaftlischen Classe, 63: 1-36, pl.1-2
page(s): 9; pl. 1 fig. 3-4 [details]   
Note off Kythira, Greece, 36º03’N, 23º06E, 160 m  
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Type locality off Kythira, Greece, 36º03’N, 23º06E, 160 m [details]
Distribution Eastern Atlantic, around Madeira and on Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 90-220 m. Mediterranean,...  
Distribution Eastern Atlantic, around Madeira and on Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 90-220 m. Mediterranean, rare in 50-600 m; Western Atlantic, off Florida Keys, 220 m. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Punctiscala cerigottana (Sturany, 1896). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139760 on 2018-04-19
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original description Sturany R. (1896). Zoologische Ergebnisse VII. Mollusken I (Prosobranchier und Opisthobranchier; Scaphopoden; Lamellibranchier) gesammelt von S.M. Schiff "Pola" 1890-1894. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische-Naturwissenschaftlischen Classe, 63: 1-36, pl.1-2
page(s): 9; pl. 1 fig. 3-4 [details]   

original description  (ofScala cerigottana Sturany, 1896) Sturany R. (1896). Zoologische Ergebnisse VII. Mollusken I (Prosobranchier und Opisthobranchier; Scaphopoden; Lamellibranchier) gesammelt von S.M. Schiff "Pola" 1890-1894. Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematische-Naturwissenschaftlischen Classe, 63: 1-36, pl.1-2
page(s): 9; pl. 1 fig. 3-4 [details]   

original description  (ofScalaria aspera R. B. Watson, 1897) Watson R.B. (1897). On the marine Mollusca of Madeira; with descriptions of thirty-five new species, and an index-list of all the known sea-dwelling species of that island. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 26: 233-329, pl. 19, 20, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31882661 [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 Bouchet, P. & Warén, A. (1986). Revision of the Northeast Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Aclididae Eulimidae, Epitonidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bollettino Malacologico. suppl. 2: 297-576., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/140762
page(s): 548-550 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Biology Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch. [details]

Diagnosis Shell up to 7 mm high. Protoconch with little more than three whorls and blunt apex, with subsutural and suprasutural threads. Teleoconch with 7-8 convex whorls and deep suture, with about 12 thick and elevated axial folds per whorl, projecting as indentations over the suture. Surface with numerous, dense spiral cordlets (20-25 on penultimate whorl) running over the axial folds, separated by minutely punctured interspaces. Aperture nearly circular, with a thick external varix; there are usually 1-2 varixes remaining of previous positions of the aperture on the last two whorls. Colour of protoconch dark brown, of teleoconch light tan, the varix and the early whorls paler.

Despite being included in a different genus by Bouchet & Warén (1986), this species is most easily confused with Opalia abboti Clench & Turner, 1952, particularly when specimens have the intritacalx eroded. Opalia abbotti is smaller, the teleoconch is white, with much lower axial folds which hardly project over the suture and has half the number of spirals, separated by coarser lines of pores. [details]

Distribution Eastern Atlantic, around Madeira and on Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 90-220 m. Mediterranean, rare in 50-600 m; Western Atlantic, off Florida Keys, 220 m. [details]

Type locality off Kythira, Greece, 36º03’N, 23º06E, 160 m [details]