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Babelomurex sentix (Bayer, 1971)

234159  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:234159)

accepted
Species
marine
Bayer F. M. (1971). New and unusual Mollusks collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the tropical Western Atlantic. <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 21 (1)</i>: 111-236
page(s): p. 189, fig. 49 [details]   

(ofCoralliophila sentix Bayer, 1971) Bayer F. M. (1971). New and unusual Mollusks collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the tropical Western Atlantic. <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 21 (1)</i>: 111-236
page(s): 189-191 [details]   
Note St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles, 13°13.9'N,...  
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Type locality St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles, 13°13.9'N, 61°04.7'W, 231-258 m. [details]
Distribution Lesser Antilles; the Azores; Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 320-790 m;...  
Distribution Lesser Antilles; the Azores; Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 320-790 m; occasional in the Western Mediterranean [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Babelomurex sentix (Bayer, 1971). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=234159 on 2018-11-17
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original description Bayer F. M. (1971). New and unusual Mollusks collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the tropical Western Atlantic. <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 21 (1)</i>: 111-236
page(s): p. 189, fig. 49 [details]   

original description  (ofCoralliophila sentix Bayer, 1971) Bayer F. M. (1971). New and unusual Mollusks collected by R/V John Elliott Pillsbury and R/V Gerda in the tropical Western Atlantic. <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 21 (1)</i>: 111-236
page(s): 189-191 [details]   

original description  (ofCoralliophila sentix carcassii Nicolay & Angioy, 1985) Nicolay K. & Angioy M. (1985). Eccezionale ritrovamento nel Mediterraneo.. <i>La Conchiglia 192-193</i>: 16-18
page(s): 16-18 [details]   

additional source Oliverio M. & Gofas S. (2006). Coralliophiline diversity at mid-Atlantic seamounts (Neogastropoda, Muricidae, Coralliophilinae). <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 79(1)</i>: 205-230 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Biology Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch. [details]

Diagnosis Protoconch of ca. 3.3 whorls, usually eroded on adults, with sculpture formed by two spiral keels and small, interrupted axial riblets. Teleoconch of ca. 6 whorls, with conical spire. Spire whorls very strongly keeled, with an incised suture; body whorl convex in the area bordering abapically the keel, then somewhat constricted towards the siphonal canal. Sculpture on the teleoconch whorls consisting of low, irregular and rugose spiral cords; the early whorls bear low and broad axial folds which tend to disappear on the body whorl; the shoulder keel bears ragged projections delimiting a concave surface between the keel and the suture. Siphonal canal long, twisted, open, with an imbricate fasciole enclosing a narrow umbilical chink on large specimens.
Aperture gradually tapering towards siphonal canal, rounded adapically; outer lip simple, with smooth edge, forming a shallow inwards embayment on the adapical side, orthocline. Ground colour ivory white, inside the aperture bright white.
Babelomurex atlantidis Oliverio & Gofas, 2006 differs in being smaller, with distinct scaly spiral cords instead of smoothish cords with an eroded aspect in B. sentix.
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Distribution Lesser Antilles; the Azores; Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 320-790 m; occasional in the Western Mediterranean [details]

Type locality St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles, 13°13.9'N, 61°04.7'W, 231-258 m. [details]