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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerica melanostoma (G. B. Sowerby II, 1849) 
AphiaID: 217192

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 editorCancellarioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCancellariidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerica (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerica H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCancellaria melanostoma G. B. Sowerby II, 1849 (original combination)
Sources  basis of record Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerica melanostoma westralis (Garrard, 1975)
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Up to 4 cm. Description as for family though shells are more globular, with rounded shoulders, deep sutures and a pointed apex. Surface covcered with fine nodules. Colour whitish-orange and cream. Habitat: deep water. Distribution: W Indian Ocean to G Oman. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217192
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Date   action   by
1998-05-27 16:17:47Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2010-03-10 09:45:17Z  changed  Tran, Bastien
2010-11-13 16:20:14Z  checked  Bouchet, Philippe
2011-06-21 20:29:29Z  changed  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P. (2014). Merica melanostoma (G. B. Sowerby II, 1849). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217192 on 2014-09-18
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