Records of Indo-Pacific Epitoniidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

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This dataset from Emilio F. Garcia (2003) that looks at records of Epitoniidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the the Indo-Pacific region. In the paper, thirty Indo-Pacific species of Epitoniidae are recorded, with range extensions for Acrilloscala xenicima (Melvill & Standen, 1903), Amaea gazeoides Kuroda & Habe, 1950, Cirsotrema rugosum (Kuroda & Ito, 1961), Cirsotrema plexis Dali, 1925, Claviscala solar Nakayama, 1995, Cylindriscala humerosa (Schepman, 1909), and Epitonium (Parviscala) bevdeynzerae Garcia, 2001. Nineteen new species are described. These include five species in the genus Amaea: A. apexroseus, A. boucheti, A. diluta, A. elegantula, A. lennyi; one species in the genus Boreoscala: Boreoscala ponderosa; three species in the genus Cirsotrema; C. (C.) excelsum, C. (Dannevigena) richeri, C. (Discoscala) herosae; two species in the genus Claviscala: C pellisanserina, C. vivienneae; one species in the genus Cylindriscala: Cylindriscala paradoxa; one species in the genus Gregorioiscala: Gregorioiscala nevillei; one species in the genus Gyroscala: Gyroscala mikeleei; four species in the genus Epitonium: E. (Hirtoscala) deschampsi, E. (Lamelliscala) maestratii, E. (Parviscala) kastoroae, and E. (P.) juanitae: one species in the genus Periapta: Periapta weili.

This is based on recent biodiversity exploration by Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD, Nouméa) and Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN, Paris) which has brought to light many hundreds of new or little-known species of molluscs and other benthic invertebrates. Much of these explorations have been focussed on the South- West Pacific, especially New Caledonia, with more scattered results from South-East Asian seas and the SW Indian Ocean.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Garcia E F (2023): Records of Indo-Pacific Epitoniidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). v1.1. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=epitoniidae_indopacific&v=1.1


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Occurrence; Specimen


Emilio F. Garcia
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
University of Louisiana Lafayette

Geographic Coverage

Indo-Pacific region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-23.85, -138.7], North East [14.1, 48]

Taxonomic Coverage

Epitoniidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Genus Epitoniidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1972-09-13 / 2000-06-21

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Garcia, E.F. (2003). New records of Indo-Pacific Epitoniidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) with the description of nineteen new species. Novapex. 4 (Hors-série 1): 1-22.
  2. Garcia E.F. (2001). Three new deep-water epitoniid (Mollusca: Gastropoda) species from the southern Philippines. Novapex 2(3): 109-114

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS