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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusinus meteoris Gofas, 2000 
AphiaID: 181053

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 accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFusinus Rafinesque, 1815
Sources  original description Gofas S. (2000). Four species of the family Fasciolariidae (Gastropoda) from the North Atlantic seamounts. Journal of Conchology 37(1): 7-16
page(s): 10-12 [details]

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Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo MNHN Type collection 
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), inferred from paucispiral protoconch.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell up to 72 mm, elongate fusiform, moderately solid. Protoconch 1 1/4 slightly convex whorls, with globose nucleus and subsequent whorl constricted, with maximum convexity near the suture; the later part with delicate axial folds. Teleoconch of 7-8 whorls. Spire whorls convex, slightly shouldered, with 10 strong, widely spaced axial folds overrun by spiral cords. Three major spiral cords throughout teleoconch whorls, forming elongate knobs at intersection with straight, slightly prosocline axial folds; smaller subsutural and suprasutural cords added from penultimate whorl onwards. Body whorl with rounded periphery and a long, straight, tapering siphonal canal, with ca. 20 spiral cords, somewhat unequal in size but not alternating, less prominent towards the tip of the canal. Aperture oval, merging abapically into the quite open siphonal canal. Parietal edge bearing anteriorly a very weak knob, very close to the attachment of the outer lip. Columellar edge smooth, appressed. Outer lip with a thin edge, smooth inside, weakly notched at the termination of the spiral cords. Inside of the aperture with very faint spiral grooves in the deeper visible part. Colour of protoconch whitish; teleoconch also whitish, grading to a very faint tan colour between the axial folds.

The closest relationship as can be inferred from morphology is with F. bocagei (P. Fischer, 1882), mainly distinguished by being smaller (large specimens on the seamounts reach 30 mm) and having a multispiral protoconch
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Endemic of the upper part of Great Meteor seamount (330-470 m), Hyères seamount (310-480 m), and Irving seamount (260-460 m). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Great Meteor seamount (30°05.1'N, 28°41.5'W, 455 m) [details]

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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Fusinus meteoris Gofas, 2000Specimen from Hyères seamount , 31°30.0'N, 28°59.5'W, 310 m, 'Seamount 2' DW188 (actual size 53 mm)
Fusinus meteoris Gofas...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:181053
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2005-09-08 10:09:47Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Fusinus meteoris Gofas, 2000. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=181053 on 2014-08-22
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