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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPunctiscala cerigottana (Sturany, 1896) 
AphiaID: 139760

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 editorPunctiscala (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPunctiscala de Boury, 1890
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium asperum (Watson, 1897)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEpitonium cerigottanum (Sturany, 1896)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpalia cerigottana Sturany, 1896
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScala cerigottana Sturany, 1896
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScalaria aspera Watson, 1897 (synonym)
Sources  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]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
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 editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [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 
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 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Kythira, Greece, 36º03’N, 23º06E, 160 m [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Punctiscala cerigottana (Sturany, 1896)Specimen from Seine seamount, 33°45.2'N, 14°21.0'W, 165 m, 'Seamount 1' DE72 (actual size 5.0 mm)
Punctiscala cerigottan...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139760
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Punctiscala cerigottana (Sturany, 1896). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139760 on 2014-08-28
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