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Description of new Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) collected during the ATIMO VATAE expedition to Madagascar "Deep South"
Houart, R.; Heros, V. (2013). Description of new Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) collected during the ATIMO VATAE expedition to Madagascar "Deep South". Zoosystema 35(4): 503-523. dx.doi.org/10.5252/z2013n4a5
In: Zoosystema. Editions scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 1280-9551; e-ISSN 1638-9387
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Keywords
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    Mollusca; Gastropoda; Muricidae; Madagascar "Deep South"; new species

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  • Houart, R.
  • Heros, V.

Abstract
    The extreme south of Madagascar is noted for the endemism of its marine biota, notably molluscs. Six new species of Muricidae Rafinesque, 1815 are described in the present paper; three in the subfamily Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815: Chicoreus (Triplex) kantori n. sp., Naquetia manwaii n. sp. and Dermomurex (Dermomurex) charlesi n. sp.; two in the subfamily Muricopsinae Radwin & D'Attilio, 1971: Favartia (Favartia) tantelyi n. sp. and Favartia (Pygmaepterys) fournierae n. sp.; and one in the subfamily Rapaninae Gray, 1853: Semiricinula bozzettii n. sp. Similar species from Madagascar and from other regions are compared and illustrated. The radula of Naquetia manwaii n. sp. and of Semiricinula bozzettii n. sp. are illustrated.

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