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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania stenolopha Bouchet & Warén, 1993 
AphiaID: 141243

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 editorLittorinimorpha (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissooidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRissoidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlvania Risso, 1826
Sources  original description Bouchet P. & Warén A. (1993). Revision of the Northeast Atlantic bathyal and abyssal Mesogastropoda. Bollettino Malacologico supplemento 3: 579-840
page(s): 644, 653-655 [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 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: direct (non planktotrophic) denoted by paucispiral protoconch.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell 1.8-2.1 mm high, with protoconch of 1.3 to 1.5 whorls and teleoconch of 2.75 to 3 whorls. Protoconch covered by minute spiral threads hardly appreciable under the optical microscope, teleoconch with a sculpture of narrow, widely separated axial ribs, crowded spiral threads and distinct spiral cords restricted to the abapical area. Outer lip with a thin edge somewhat flaring but hardly thickened externally, not overrun by the spirals; smooth inside. Inner lip thin, overhanging a distinct umbilical chink. Shell white, translucent.
This species is easily distinguished from A. adiaphoros Bouchet & Warén, 1993 by having minute spiral threads instead of granules on the protoconch, narrower, a more fragile shell with spiral threads on the adapical part of the body whorl and an outer lip expanded outwards rather than thickened. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Azores, rare in 900-1600 m; North Atlantic ridge, rare in 650-1850 m, Hyères seamount, rare in 845-1060 m; Atlantis seamount, moderately common at 1360 m. [details]
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Alvania stenolopha Bouchet & Warén, 1993
Alvania stenolopha Bou...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141243
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Alvania stenolopha Bouchet & Warén, 1993. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141243 on 2014-09-19
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