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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophila aedonia (Watson, 1886) 
AphiaID: 234155

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 editorMuricoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMuricidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophilinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophila (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophila aedonia (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophila H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoralliophila profundicola Haas, 1949 (dubious synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMurex (Pseudomurex) aedonius Watson, 1886 (original combination)
Sources  original description Watson R. B. (1886). Report on the Scaphopoda and Gasteropoda collected by HMS Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Reports of the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. "Challenger", Zoology : 15 (part 42): 1-756, pl. 1-50 and Caecidae pl. 1-3 , available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-42/htm/doc.html
page(s): p. 181-182, pl. 17 fig. 5 [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Links 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 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Shell fusiform, rather solid, up to 20 mm high. Protoconch of 3.3 whorls, with latge pustulose protoconch 1 and sculpture formed by two spiral keels and small, interrupted axial riblets on protoconch 2. Teleoconch of 7-8 whorls, rather convex with deep suture. Sculpture of strong, high, slightly prosocline axial folds developed throughout and hardly fainting on the last part of the body whorl; spiral sculpture of numerous, squamose spiral cordlets overruning the folds and alternating stronger and lesser. Body whorl making up ca. 70% of total height, with regularly rounded profile towards the periphery, distinclly constricted around the siphonal canal whic is marked by a prominent fasciole. Aperture rounded, outer lip somewhat thickened internally with small denticles reaching far inside, columellar and parietal edge bordered by a narrow, appressed callus.
Colour whitish, tending to ivory.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Nightingale Island; Brazil; Great Meteor seamount, Hyères, Irving, Plato, Tyro and Atlantis seamount; Azores, moderately common in 280 m-1180 m.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality off Nightingale Is., South Atlantic (37.43°S, 12.48°W, 185-277 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 
Coralliophila aedonia(Watson, 1885)Specimen from Hyères seamount, 31°24.4'N, 28°52.3'W, 705 m, 'Seamount 2' DW184 (actual size 20.0 mm)
Coralliophila aedonia(...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:234155
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2006-10-10 07:42:48Z  created  Gofas, Serge
2007-03-25 20:20:03Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2010-01-27 19:11:38Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2013-11-08 18:21:57Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). Coralliophila aedonia (Watson, 1886). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=234155 on 2014-11-21
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