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Biology

Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch.
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Distribution

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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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis

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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Wikipedia

Coralliophila aedonia

Coralliophila aedonia is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[2]

The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) states that the subgenus Murex (Pseudomurex) has been brought into synonymy with Pseudomurex Monterosato, 1872, leaving the status of Murex (Pseudomurex) aedonius unchanged. The genus Pseudomurex in turn has been brought into synonymy with Coralliophila H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 by M. Oliverio in 2008.[3] This genus contains the species Coralliophila (Pseudomurex) aedonia.[4][5] Therefore, there is good reason to believe that both species are synonyms.

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  1. ^ Watson R. B. (1885-1886). 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. [pp. 1-608 issued in parts in 1885, pp. 609-756 issued in 1886 Online electronic edition at The Library of 19th Century Science, prepared by Dr. David C. Bossard, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire]. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ Coralliophila aedonia (Watson, 1885).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ Oliverio M. (2008) Coralliophilinae (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from the southwest Pacific. In: V. Héros, R.H. Cowie & P. Bouchet (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 196: 481-585. page(s): 485
  4. ^ WoRMS : Coralliophila aedonia; accessed : 23 December 2010
  5. ^ Gastropods.com : Coralliophila (Pseudomurex) aedonia; accessed : 23 December 2010
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