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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusinus amiantus (Dall, 1889) 
AphiaID: 139923

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 editorNeogastropoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBuccinoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFasciolariidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusininae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusinus (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmiantofusus amiantus (Dall, 1889)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusinus Rafinesque, 1815
Sources  original description Dall W.H. 1889. Reports on the results of dredging, under the supervision of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78) and in the Caribbean Sea (1879-80), by the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer "Blake", Lieut.-Commander C.D. Sigsbee, U.S.N., and Commander J.R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. XXIX. Report on the Mollusca. Part 2, Gastropoda and Scaphopoda. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, 18: 1-492, pls. 10-40., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/25505
page(s): 169; pl. 15 fig. 11 [details]

new combination reference Fraussen K., Kantor Y. & Hadorn R. 2007. Amiantofusus gen. nov. for Fusus amiantus Dall, 1889 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Fasciolariidae) with description of a new and extensive Indo-West Pacific radiation. Novapex 8 (3-4): 79-101., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42353453 [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]
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 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 25 mm high, elongate fusiform, quite solid. Protoconch of little more than three whorls, distinctly cyrtoconoid, with the two first whorls smooth except for a double suprasutural cord, the last whorl bearing in addition numerous curved axial riblets. Teleoconch of 6-7 whorls. Spire whorls moderately convex, with ca. 10 strong, very slightly prosocline axial folds overrun by spiral cords; three major spiral cords on teleoconch spire whorls, forming acute knobs at intersection with axial folds, the adapical cord rather distant fron the suture and making the profile of whorls somewhat angular. Body whorl with a rather short, oblique, strongly tapering siphonal canal, covered with very attenuated spiral cords. Aperture oval, merging abapically into the siphonal canal. Outer lip somewhat thickened internally and bevelled to a sharp edge. Colour of protoconch dark brown; teleoconch pure white.

This species differs from Fusinus bocagei (Fischer, 1882) by the subsutural slope, less definite cords forming sharper knobs over the folds, the markedly smaller, more oblique and more tapering siphonal canal, by the more contrasted dark protoconch over the white shell, and by the more definite and duplicate suprasutural thread on the protoconch.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Western Atlantic, off Cuba; Central North Atlantic, off the Azores, 1250-1600 m; Meteor, Irving and Plato seamounts, moderately common in 480-1575 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Havana, Cuba, 1480 m [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Amiantofusus amiantus (Dall, 1889)Specimen from Hyères seamount, 31°19.1'N  28°36.0'W , 1060 m, 'Seamount 2' DW200 (actual size 20.1 mm)
Amiantofusus amiantus ...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:139923
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2010-06-10 06:40:23Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2010-10-01 21:22:21Z  changed  Rosenberg, Gary
  
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  Citation: Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Fusinus amiantus (Dall, 1889). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=139923 on 2014-09-19
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