The Lioconcha castrensis species group (Bivalvia: Veneridae), with the description of two new species

Sancia E. T. Van der Meij*, Robert G. Moolenbeek, Henk Dekker

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Part of the genus Lioconcha Morch, 1853 is reviewed. Species strongly resembling Lioconcha castrensis (Linnaeus, 1758) are discussed and two new species are described: Lioconcha arabaya n. sp. from the Northwest Indian Ocean and Lioconcha rumphii n. sp. from Thailand and Sumatra. These three species, together with Lioconcha macaulayi Lamprell & Healy, 2002, share many morphological similarities and we suspect them to be closely related. They are referred to as the Lioconcha castrensis species group. Furthermore, lectotypes of Venus castrensis Linnaeus, 1758, and Venus fulminea Roding, 1798, are designated. The latter is considered a junior synonym of V. castrensis.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)117-124
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftMolluscan research
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - 2010
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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