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A new species of Bothriembryon (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bothriembryontidae) from south-eastern Western Australia
Whisson, C.S.; Breure, A.S.H. (2016). A new species of Bothriembryon (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bothriembryontidae) from south-eastern Western Australia. ZooKeys 581: 127-140. https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.581.8044
In: ZooKeys. Pensoft: Sofia. ISSN 1313-2989; e-ISSN 1313-2970
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Keywords
    Orthalicoidea E. von Martens, 1860 [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    Western Australia; Orthalicoidea; ecology; anatomy; micro-CT

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  • Whisson, C.S.
  • Breure, A.S.H.

Abstract
    Bothriembryon sophiarum sp. n. is described, based on shell and anatomical morphology, from the coastal area of south-easternmost Western Australia. This is the first description of a new extant Australian bothriembryontid in 33 years. The shell of B. sophiarum is slender with a unique teleoconch sculpture. It is found in low coastal scrub on cliff edges and escarpments and because of its restricted distribution, qualifies as a short range endemic.

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