Occurrence

A new species of Novastoa Finlay, 1926 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vermetidae) from coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean

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Description

A new species of vermetid gastropod belonging to the genus Novastoa Finlay, 1926, N. rapaitiensis sp. nov., is described from French Polynesia and the Great Barrier Reef, based on morpho-anatomical and molecular data, increasing the recognized extant diversity of this genus from five to six species. The new species is characterized by the largest operculum in the genus to date, with a conspicuous spindle-shaped mammilla that readily distinguishes this species from its congeners. Based on available data, members of the studied populations of N. rapaitiensis sp. nov. are interpreted as a single species, although slight morphological and color differences exist between localities separated by up to 7000 km. The larval development of N. rapaitiensis sp. nov. is inferred to be direct, raising new questions about genetic connectivity and dispersal trajectories across a vast geographic range. Additional molecular data may prove helpful in refining our current knowledge on the morphological variability within this species and verifying the degree of cryptic diversity in this genus.

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Schiaparelli S, Bieler R, Golding R E, Rawlings T A, Collins T M (2022): A new species of Novastoa Finlay, 1926 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vermetidae) from coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. v1.1. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=novastoa_rapaitiensis&v=1.1

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Stefano Schiaparelli
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Author
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra dell’Ambiente e della Vita (DISTAV), Università di Genova
C.so Europa 26
16132 Genova
IT
Rüdiger Bieler
  • Originator
Author
Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History
1400 Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
Illinois
US
Rosemary E. Golding
  • Originator
Author
University of Sydney
2006 Sydney
NSW
AU
Timothy A. Rawlings
  • Originator
Author
Department of Biology, Cape Breton University
1250 Grand Lake Road
B1P 6L2 Sydney
Nova Scotia
CA
Timothy M. Collins
  • Originator
Author
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St.
33199 Miami
Florida
US
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

South west Pacific

Bounding Coordinates South West [-27.573, -144.314], North East [-14.585, 145.617]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species Novastoa rapaitiensis

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1975-01-01 / 2006-07-06

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Schiaparelli, Stefano, Bieler, Rüdiger, Golding, Rosemary E., Rawlings, Timothy A., Collins, Timothy M. (2017): A new species of Novastoa Finlay, 1926 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vermetidae) from coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. European Journal of Taxonomy 323: 1-11 https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.323

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers ce286145-0785-4e5b-ac86-2ba36a6e120c
https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=novastoa_rapaitiensis