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Travaux effectués :
- Bouchet, Philippe, Héros, Virginie, Le Goff, Arnaud, Lozouet, Pierre, Maestrati, Philippe, 2001, Atelier biodiversité LIFOU 2000 Grottes et récifs coralliens, 1-110
- Bouchet, Philippe, Steck, J. P., 2002, Une grande mission scientifique LIFOU 2000, Xenophora, 100, 11-17
Boyko, Christopher B., 2002, A WORLDWIDE REVISION OF THE RECENT AND FOSSIL SAND CRABS OF THE ALBUNEIDAE STIMPSON AND BLEPHARIPODIDAE, NEW FAMILY (CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA: ANOMURA: HIPPOIDEA), Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 272, 1-396
doi: 10.1206/0003-0090(2002)272<0001:AWROTR>2.0.CO;2 Résumé [+] [-]The anomuran sand crab family Albuneidae sensu stricto was previously known worldwide from 41 validly described Recent species in eight genera and four fossil taxa of the genus Albunea. A worldwide revision is presented based on a comprehensive survey of the literature and examination of more than 1700 specimens representing all known species. The state of taxonomic knowledge regarding the Albuneidae is summarized; the family is divided into two new subfamilies; two new genera and six new species of albuneids are described; and new information on species’ ranges and biology is presented. Additionally, the genera Blepharipoda Randall and Lophomastix Benedict are removed from the Albuneidae and placed in a new family, based in part on characters of the gill formula and morphology. This new family contains six Recent species and one fossil taxon. Although there is some doubt about its hippoid affinities, it is retained in the Hippoidea as the most basal taxon, pending further cladistic phylogenetic analyses. Here and there are people with eyes which can see, minds which can correlate. They say to themselves: ‘‘If the science of the day before yesterday is rejected by the people of yesterday, and that of yesterday by us of today, is it not possible that what we call science now will be rejected by the men of tomorrow?’’ And the bravest of them answer, ‘‘It is possible.’’ Wassily Kandinsky, 1911, Concerning the Spiritual in Art
- Brabant, Delphine, 2002, Les Turridae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), un groupe indicateur de la biodiversité marine tropicale : étude sur trois sites repères de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 47
- Lombrail, B., 2002, Les Turridae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) des formations récifales de Nouvelle-Calédonie: stratégies de développement larvaire et répartition dans trois sites repères, 42
Lorenz, Felix, 2002, New worldwide Cowries. Descriptions of new taxa and revisions of selected groups of living Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), 19, 292
Résumé [+] [-]This book describes taxa of cowries, some of which are new to science; others have to date been known only by taxonomically invalid forma-names: valid species: aenigma, colligata, deforgesi. New species by revision and promoting of rank: valid species: aenigma, colligata, deforgesi. New species by revision and lifting of rank: boucheti, gilvella, johnsonorum. New subspecies: caurica samoensis, citrina dauphinensis, coronata debruini, decipiens suprasinum, exmouthensis abrolhoensis, e. magnifica, jeaniana thalamega, katsuae guidoi, maculifera martybealsi, m. scindata, mappa admirabilis, teramachii polyphemus, langfordi cavatoensis, stolida brianoi, subteres violacincta, teres janae, and new subspecies by taxonomic validation: bregeriana pervelata, cinerea brasilensis, connelli peelae, cribraria australiensis, exmouthensis rottnestensis, fimbriata marquesana, fuscodentata grohorum, f sphaerica, mappa aliwalensis, pellucens panamensis, porteri nigromaculata, rosselli latistoma, r. satiata, scurra mundula, teramachii neocaledonica. Taxonomically valid names of other authors are elevated to species rank: exmouthensis, geographica, pellucens, and in some cases, to subspecies rank: cribraria zadela, fuscorubra gondwanalandensis, teres alveolus. Some genera and species-complexes are discussed in detail: the Leporicypraea mappacomplex, some species of the deep-water genus Nesiocypraea, the Western Australian members of Cribrarula, the genus Cypraeovula and its zoogeography, Erronea caurica and its subspecies, and the Blasicrura (Talostolida) teres species-complex. The distributions of all new taxa and related species-complexes are shown. In an illustrated checklist, all species, subspecies and commonly used forma-names of the living Cypraeidae are listed, including the new species and subspecies described herein.
- Boyer F., 2003, The Cystiscidae (Caenogastropoda) from upper reef formations of New Caledonia., Iberus, 21, 1, 241-272
- Castro, Peter, Williams, Austin B., Cooper, Lara L., 2003, Revision of the family Latreilliidae Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), Zoosystema, 25, 4, 601-634
Monniot, Françoise, Monniot, Claude, 2003, Ascidies de la pente externe et bathyales de l’ouest Pacifique, Zoosystema, 25, 4, 681-749
Résumé [+] [-]The specimens collected during several recent oceanographic cruises in the tropical western Pacific, sponsored jointly by the MNHN and the IRD, consist of 53 ascidian species, and among them 16 new species. For others, the geographic distribution is increased in the western Pacific. The remarkably high diversity of these organisms between 50 and 1000 m in this part of the world is demonstrated. In all oceans at these depths the ascidian fauna is dominated by solitary organisms, whereas along the littoral fringe the majority of ascidian species are colonial. This systematic pattern is likely to be influenced by substrate: hard nearshore and soft offshore. In this study, among the new species, the solitary ascidians largely dominate, especially well represented by stolidobranchs with eight Styelidae of four genera, four Pyuridae with also four genera, and one Molgulidae. However the originality of this deep fauna is enhanced by the presence, in the typical Octacnemidae family, of a new genus Myopegma n. gen. with a very small species M. melanesium n. gen., n. sp. which has a very peculiar musculature justifying a new taxon.
Poupin, Joseph, Lemaitre, Rafael, 2003, Hermit crabs of the genus Calcinus Dana, 1851 (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae) from the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, with description of a new species, Zootaxa, 391, 1–20
Résumé [+] [-]Knowledge of morphology, coloration, and distribution of species of Calcinus Dana, 1851 from French Polynesia is expanded based primarily on collections obtained during the French BENTHAUS Expedition in 2002 to the Austral Islands, the southernmost of the French Polynesian islands. Six species of Calcinus were obtained from inshore to depths of 280 m. Of these, one proved to be a new species, C. albengai, and is fully described. This new species has two colour variants, one with pale pink to cream chelipeds that lives in shallow-water from the intertidal to about 50 m, the other with bright orange chelipeds, from deeper waters from about 50 to 280 m. Morphologically this new species is distinguished by differences in the armature of the ocular acicles, aspects of the left and right palms, ventrodistal pilosity of third pereopods, and telson armature. Five species were collected by dredging, trawling, or using traps, in depths of 40 to 280 m: C. anani Poupin & McLaughlin, 1998, C. gouti Poupin, 1997, C. haigae Wooster, 1984, C. spicatus Forest, 1951, and C. aff. sirius Morgan, 1991. Of these, C. gouti was previously known exclusively based on the holotype from Tuamotu, and a more complete diagnosis is presented; the others are also diagnosed, including new details on coloration. Inshore and scuba collecting on Rapa Island produced four additional, but better known species: C. elegans (H. Milne Edwards, 1836), C. latens (Randall, 1840), C. laevimanus (Randall, 1840), and C. vachoni Forest, 1958. The inshore Calcinus fauna of Rapa is briefly compared with its counterpart on Easter Island, located at the same latitude 3500 km to the east. A total of 19 (or possibly 20, should C. sirius be confirmed in the future) Calcinus species are now known from French Polynesia. Cases of sibling species of Calcinus, distinguished almost exclusively by coloration, are summarized.
- Valdés, Ángel, 2003, Preliminary molecular phylogeny of the radula-less dorids (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), based on 16S mtDNA sequence data, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 69, 1, 75–80
Bamber, Roger N., 2004, Pycnogonids (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) from French cruise to Menalesia, Zootaxa, 551, 1-27
Résumé [+] [-]Seventy specimens of pycnogonid from New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands, collected during cruises from the Paris Museum, are described. No pycnogonids have been recorded previously from the Solomon Islands. Of the sixteen species identified, three ammotheids, Bathyzetes umbrella, Cilunculus cymobostrychos and C. mergus, are new to science. The distinctions of the sibling species Colossendeis pipetta Stock, 1991 and C. sinuosa Stock, 1997 are analyzed morphometrically. The pycnogonid fauna of the Melanesia-Micronesia-Polynesia region is summarized.
Barucca, Marco, Olmo, Ettore, Schiaparelli, Stefano, Canapa, Adriana, 2004, Molecular phylogeny of the family Pectinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) based on mitochondrial 16S and 12S rRNA genes, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31, 1, 89-95
- Corbera, Jordi, 2004, A new species of Scherocumella (Crustacea, Cumacea) from a coral lagoon of Lifou, New Caledonia, Zoosystema, 26, 1, 65-71
Fricke, Ronald, 2004, Cocotropus richeri, a new species of velvetfish (Teleostei: Aploactinidae) from Lifou, Loyalty Islands, Stuttgarter Beitraege zur Naturkunde Serie A (Biologie), 660, 1-7
Résumé [+] [-]The aploactinid fish Cocotropus richeri n. sp. is described on the basis of a single specimen from a coral gravel slope ground in 65–116 m depth at Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. It is characterised by 2 + 5 = 7 gill rakers, some of them rudimentary; 5 preopercular spines; upper jaw longer than lachrymal length; papillae absent on both posterior portion of upper jaw and outer edge of lower jaw; first sensory pores of lower jaw separated; the anterior tip of the isthmus not reaching forward to level of 5th sensory pore on lower jaw; and the spiny portion of the dorsal fin with a large black blotch which is extending onto the back. A key to the 10 known species of Cocotropus is presented.
- Garcia E., 2004, New records of Opalia-like mollusks (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with the description of fourteen new species, Novapex, 5, 1, 1-18
García, Emilio Fabián, 2004, On the genus Cycloscala Dall, 1889 (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) in the Indo-Pacific, with comments on the type species, new records of known species, and the description of three new species., Novapex, 5, 2-3, 57-68
Résumé [+] [-]All described Indo-Pacific taxa referable to the epitoniid genus Cycloscala Dall, 1889 are listed and evaluated. The type species, Cycloscala echinaticosta (d'Orbugny, 1842) is discussed. Four described Inod-Pacific Cycloscala species, considered valid herewith, are treated: Cycloscala crenulata Pease, 1867; C. gazae Kilburn, 1985; C. hyalina Sowerby II, 1844; and C. revoluta Hedley, 1899. Three new species are described: Cycloscala armata, C. sardella, and C. montrouzieri.
Lemaitre, Rafael, 2004, A review of Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989 (Crustacea: decapoda: Paguroidea: Parapaguridae), with description of a new species, Scientia Marina, 68, 3, 355-372
Résumé [+] [-]Species of the parapagurid genus Strobopagurus Lemaitre, 1989 are reviewed based primarily on abundant specimens obtained during French campaigns across the Indo-Pacific region. A new species, S. breviacus, is described. The genus contains two other species, S. gracilipes (A. Milne-Edwards, 1891), the type of the genus, and S. sibogae (de Saint Laurent, 1972). One taxon, Parapagurus kilburni Kensley, 1973, originally described from off eastern Africa, has been found to be a junior synonym of S. sibogae. An updated diagnosis of the genus, and diagnoses and comparative illustrations of all three species, are presented together with a key to aid in their identification. Information on live coloration is provided for S. gracilipes and S. sibogae; live coloration of S. breviacus is not known.
Norman, Mark D., Boucher-Rodoni, renata, Hochberg, F.G., 2004, The sharkclub octopus, Galeoctopus lateralis, a new genus and species of deep-water octopus from the western Pacific Ocean (Cephalopoda : Octopodidae), Journal of Molluscan Studies, 70, 3, 247-256
Résumé [+] [-]French and Australian research expeditions over the past three decades, to the deeper waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, have encountered a distinctive new octopus. Galeoctopus lateralis is described here from 200-400 in deep in the southern and western Pacific Ocean. This small octopus is recognized by a distinctive jaw-like ligula in mature males, superficially resembling the head and jaws of a shark (complete with teeth-like lugs). Other distinctive characters include a lateral mantle ridge, skin sculpture including stellate papillae, and swollen distal oviducts in females. This combination of characters warrants recognition as a distinct genus. Relationships with other octopodid genera are discussed. We propose that the unique form of the male reproductive organ has evolved as a mechanism for reduction of sperm competition. The mouth-like ligula pit may function to pierce, rupture, grip and/or remove the sperm bulbs of previous suitors from the distal oviducts of the female. This morphology is compared with parallel structures in other cephalopods.
Asakura, Akira, 2005, A review of the genus Micropagurus (Crustacea Decapoda Anomura Paguridae), Zootaxa, 1090, 1-34
Résumé [+] [-]Species of the hermit crab genus Micropagurus are reviewed. Micropagurus polynesiensis is redescribed on the basis of the syntypes and specimens recently collected from various localities in the Indo-West Pacific. Micropagurus vexatus has proved to be a junior synonym of M. polynesiensis. Two new species, M. propinquus n. sp. from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, and M. spinimanus n. sp. from various localities in Indo-West Pacific are described. Short diagnoses are provided for M. devaneyi and M. acantholepis. A key to males of the species is presented.
- Peter Castro, 2005, Crabs of the subfamily Ethusinae Guinot, 1977 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Dorippidae) of the Indo-West Pacific region, Zoosystema, 27, 3, 499-600
Vilvens, Claude, Héros, Virginie, 2005, New species and new records of Danilia (Gastropoda: Chilodontidae) from the western Pacific., Novapex, 6, 3, 53-64
Résumé [+] [-]New records of Danilia species from the West-Pacific are listed. Danilia angulosa n. sp., D. galeata n. sp. and D; discordata n. sp. are described and compared with similar Danilia species. A key to wetern Pacific Danilia species, including the new species, is proposed. the recent worldwide species of Danilia, the number of which reach now therefore 11, are listed with their main distinctive features in an appendix.
Kool, Hugo H., Dekker, Henk, 2006, Review of the Nassarius pauper (Gould, 1850) complex (Gastropoda: Nassariidae). Part 1, with the description of four new species from the Indo-West Pacific, Visaya, 1, 6, 54-75
Résumé [+] [-]Nassarius pauper (Gould, 1850) has many junior synonyms, as understood at present (Cernohorsky, 1984: 176). However, after a careful examination of types and additional material it became clear that many different species are involved. In this first part species without any microscopie spiral sculpture between the primary spiral cords are reviewed. The interstices are nearly smooth or might show axial sculpture. Four species from the IndoWest- Pacific are described as new species.
Li, Xinzheng, Bruce, Alexander J., 2006, Further Indo-West Pacific palaemonoid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonoidea), principally from the New Caledonian region, Journal of Natural History, 40, 11-12, 611-738
doi: 10.1080/00222930600763627 Résumé [+] [-]Based on the material deposited in the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, collected from the Indo-West Pacific, principally from the New Caledonian region, the present paper reports 117 palaemonoid shrimp species, which belong, respectively, to Anchistioididae ( one genus, one species), Gnathophyllidae ( one genus, one species), Palaemonidae Palaemoninae ( seven genera, nine species), and Palaemonidae Pontoniinae ( 30 genera, 106 species), including eight new species. The new species are all Pontoniinae: Mesopontonia brevicarpalis sp. nov., Palaemonella komaii sp. nov., Periclimenes crosnieri sp. nov., Periclimenes forgesi sp. nov., Periclimenes loyautensis sp. nov., Periclimenes paralcocki sp. nov., Periclimenes paraleator sp. nov., and Periclimenes pseudalcocki sp. nov. The last six new species are members of the deep-water "Periclimenes alcocki species complex'', which has more than two ( usually four) pairs of dorsolateral telson spines anterior to the posterior telson margin, the cornea is usually reduced, the dactyl of the major second chela is generally flanged and the chela is sometimes covered with small tubercles. The complex is usually found at more than 200m depth in the West Pacific. The species can be distinguished from each other by the armature of ambulatory propod and dactyl, diameter of cornea, rostrum shape and the number of pairs of dorsolateral telson spines. Mesopontonia brevicarpalis sp. nov., from the southeast coast of Africa, is the seventh species of the genus. Palaemonella komaii sp. nov. is very similar to Palaemonella dolichodactylus Bruce, 1991 and Palaemonella hachijo Okuno, 1999. These three species share the features of very long and slender ambulatory pereiopods with the dactyl more than eight times longer than its basal depth and with several long setae on the dorsal dactylar margin.
Monsecour, David, Monsecour, Kevin, 2006, The genus Angaria Röding, 1798 (Gastropoda: Turbinidae) in New Caledonia, with description of a new species., Visaya, 1, 6, 9-16
Résumé [+] [-]Angaria turpini sp, nov, from New Caledonia is described and compared with related species. The other New Caledonian species are also listed and briefty discussed
Nguyen, Ngoc-Ho, 2006, Three species of Acanthaxius Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989, including two new to science, from the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia (Crustacea, Thalassinidea, Axiidae), Zootaxa, 1240, 57-68
Résumé [+] [-]Material recently collected from the Solomon Islands include three species of Acanthaxius Sakai & de Saint Laurent, 1989, two of which are new to science: A. clevai n. sp. and A. gadaletae n. sp. and a specimen of A. polyacantha Miyake & Sakai, 1967. Two specimens from New Caledonia are assigned to A. gadaletae n. sp. The new taxa are readily differentiated from A. polyacantha by their longer rostrum and the glabrous postcervical region of carapace. A. clevai n. sp. is characterized by a slender rostrum longer than the eyestalks, with two lateral and a suborbital spine, the gastric region with a median, submedian and lateral carina, setose pereopods 1 with three and two upper spines on the propodal palm and dactylus respectively, the telson longer than broad with three teeth and one spinule on the lateral border. A. gadaletae n. sp. is similar to A. clevai n. sp. but differs by the gastric region with two submedian carinae, the pereopod 1 with four upper spines both on the propodal palm and the dactylus, the maxilliped 3 basis with a large lower distal spine ( absent in A. clevai n. sp.) and the abdominal pleura 3 - 5 with an anterior spinule ( absent in A. clevai n. sp.).
Poutiers, Jean-Maurice, 2006, Two new species of protocardiine cockles (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Cardiidae) from the tropical Southwest Pacific, Zoosystema, 28, 3, 635-654
Résumé [+] [-]The two new species described in this paper are widely distributed in the tropical south-western Pacific; they have been found on the upper continental shelf of the area, around New Caledonia, westward to Chesterfield Islands and Lord Howe Ridge, southward to northern part of Norfolk Ridge, north- and eastward to Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga islands. They belong to two often confused genera of subfamily Protocardiinae (sensu Keen 1980), Frigidocardium Habe, 1951 and Microcardium Th iele, 1934, that are briefly characterized herein. Frigidocardium valdentatum n. sp. is characterized by the peculiar sculpture of mid-posterior slope ending in strongly dentate margin. Frigidocardium kirana is a similar species with lower outer sculpture, more asymmetrical shape and rather strong umbonoventral fold; it is first recorded here from the tropical Southwest Pacific and Mascarene islands. Diagnostic features of Microcardium trapezoidale n. sp. include rather high trapezoidal shape and posterior sculptural area extending on 2/5 of shell length, with an anterior limit almost parallel to radial ribs in the adult and well-developed, non lamellous sculpture in the rib interstices. A comparative review of all Recent Microcardium species in the Indo-West Pacific is given, to place the new species in the context of the genus. Five Microcardium species are presently known in this area: M. gilchristi from southern Africa, M. simillimum n. comb. (for Cardium (Fragum) simillimum) from Sri Lanka and Mascarene Plateau, M. sakuraii from Japan and the Philippines (new record), M. aequiliratum from the Philippines, and M. tenuilamellosum from the Philippines and Solomon Islands (new record).
Ruta, Christine, Pleijel, Fredrik, 2006, A new branchiate hesionid polychaete (Annelida, Hesionidae) from New Caledonia, Zoosystema, 28, 3, 655-667
Résumé [+] [-]We describe Hesiobranchia lifouensis n. gen., n. sp. from coral reefs at Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia in the south-west Pacifi c. It is distinguished from all other hesionids by the presence of two elongated lateral projections on the proboscis, by having both noto- and neurochaetae starting on segment 5, by the presence of parapodial branchiae, and by a unique pigmentation pattern. A morphology-based parsimony analysis of the phylogeny of hesionids indicates that H. lifouensis n. gen., n. sp. belongs within Gyptini and is the sister group of Gyptis Marion & Bobretzky in Marion, 1874.
Tavares, Marco, 2006, A new species of the crab genus Cosmonotus Adams & White in White, 1848 (Crustacea, Podotremata, Raninidae) from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean, Zoosystema, 28, 2, 533-537
Résumé [+] [-]A new species of the crab genus Cosmonotus Adams & White in White, 1848, Cosmonotus mclaughlinae n. sp., is described from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. This new species inhabits coarse sand and shell bottoms between 75 and 369 m and is so far known from La Réunion, Philippines, Indonesia (Kai Islands), Salomon, Futuna, Vanuatu, Loyalty Islands (Lifou), Fiji, Tonga (N Ha’apai Group). This new species is morphologically close to C. genkaiae Takeda & Miyake, 1970, from which it is easily separated by: 1) the carapace covered by squamiform tubercles (instead of long striae); 2) the lack of the median rostral process (instead of being present and short); 3) the dorsal carpal face of chelipeds with rounded tubercles (instead of striae); and 4) the slender, eyestalks (instead of stout).
Cleva, Régis, Guinot, Daniele, Albenga, Laurent, 2007, Annotated catalogue of brachyuran type specimens (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) deposited in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. Part I. Podotremata, Zoosystema, 29, 2, 229-279
Résumé [+] [-]The greatest part of the types of the brachyuran crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda) in the Crustacea collection of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, is already catalogued on registers and is to be gradually published. This first annotated catalogue lists the nominal species belonging to the Podotremata (i.e. crabs with coxal male and female gonopores, and spermathecae): families Homolodromiidae, Dromiidae, Dynomenidae, Homoliclae, Poupiniidae, Cycloclorippidae, Cymonomidae, Phyllotymolinidae and Raninidae. The names of the taxa are presented in their original combination. The erroneous references to specimens as "types" have been noted and corrected in conformity with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. The types of a total of 104 species are listed herein, out of about 370 known species of podotreme crabs. Photographs of most of the type specimens are also provided. A bibliography and an index are included.
Crosnier, Alain, Machordom, Annie, Boisselier-Dubayle, Marie-Catherine, 2007, Les espèces du genre Trachypenaeopsis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae). Approches morphologiques et moléculaires, Zoosystema, 29, 3, 471
Résumé [+] [-]The species of the genus Trachypenaeopsis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Penaeidae). Morphological and molecular approaches. The genus Trachypenaeopsis Burkenroad, 1934 has been known in the Indo-West Pacific region by two species, T richtersii (Miers, 1884), described from Mauritius and recorded afterwards as far as Indonesia, Japan, and Hawaii, and T minicoyensis Thomas, 1972, known only from the Laccadive Is. The present work shows that T minicoyensis is a synonym of T richtersii, that identifications of material from China, Taiwan, and Hawaii are erroneous and that these specimens are not morphologically distinguishable from the Atlantic species, T mobilispinis (Rathbun, 1915), described from the West Indies. DNA analyses show that Pacific specimens other than T. richtersii belong to one species: genetic divergence is not higher than 2.2%, while the genetic distance between Pacific and Atlantic populations averages 3.6%. The absence of morphological differences between these two sets of populations indicates that the populations are becoming genetically different but cannot yet be considered separate species. The colour patterns of the Atlantic and Pacific specimens have not been determined so it is possible that these Populations could eventually be shown to represent separate sibling species.
Glover, Emily A., Taylor, John D., 2007, Diversity of chemosymbiotic bivalves on coral reefs: Lucinidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) of New Caledonia and Lifou, Zoosystema, 29, 1, 109-181
Résumé [+] [-]Thirty-four species of marine bivalve molluscs of the family Lucinidae are described and illustrated from water depths less than 200 m around New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands and Chesterfield Bank. Most of the bivalves came from three intensively sampled sites: Koumac and Touho on New Caledonia and Lifou in the Loyalty Islands. Eighteen new species are described. Nine new genera (Myrtina n. gen., Poumea n. gen., Solelucina n. gen., Discolucina n. gen., Lepidolucina n. gen., Ferrocina n. gen., Liralucina n. gen., Parvidontia n. gen. And Bretskya n. gen.) include both new and previously described species. Additionally, new descriptions and illustrations of type species are provided for two previously misunderstood genera – Epicodakia Iredale, 1930 and Gonimyrtea Marwick, 1929. The fauna described in this study is the most diverse assemblage of chemosymbiotic bivalves yet recorded.
- Héros, Virginie, Lozouet, Pierre, Maestrati, Philippe, Cosel, Rudo von, Brabant, Delphine, Bouchet, Philippe, Payri, Claude E., Richer de Forges, Bertrand, 2007, Mollusca of New Caledonia, Documents scientifiques et techniques, II7, 199-254
Kantor, Yuri I., Bouchet, Philippe, 2007, Out of Australia: Belloliva (Neogastropoda: Olividae) in the Coral Sea and New Caledonia, American Malacological Bulletin, 22, 1, 27-73
- Lutaenko, Konstantin A., Maestrati P., 2007, A new species of Arca L., 1758 (Bivalvia: Arcidae) from New Caledonia, with comments on the genus, Korean Journal of Malacology, 23, 2, 155-164
Poppe, Guido T., Groh, Klaus, Vos, Chris, Terryn, Yves, 2007, The family Tonnidae, A conchological iconography
Résumé [+] [-]Before talking about a largely underestimated and poorly known, yet so beautiful family of Gastropoda, there is an issue which I must attract your attention to. While gathering the necessary information, shells and literature, I often wondered why people still call some of the Tonnidae by the wrong name, despite the sometimes meticulous research done by scientists in the past. Is it because of the often controversial information in the available publications? Is it for lack of decent information? This issue became clear to me when I was looking into the most recent publications on Eudolium such as Piani (1977), Marshall (1992) and Bouchet & Waren (1993). All concluded that what is usually sold as Eudolium pyriforme is in fact Monterosato 's true Eudolium crosseanum. I must say I was a bit shocked to read those papers and see some photographs of the type material. Why were erroneous names still used ifproofwas there, clearly and undoubtedly, to the contrary? It took me a few weeks and a few discussions with Dr Philippe Bouchet and Dr Alan Beu to figure it out, but in the end, the answer is simple: In scientific terms, proof is given by photography and description, and maybe by discussion, but not in such words or language that they are understandable to the untrained reader. Also, such research is often documented in broader publications (e.g. Bouchet & Waren, 1993; Beu, 2005) that don't attract the attention of the advanced amateur or naturalist straight away, and are wrongfully neglected. These works are seldom offered commercially, and thus unjustly remain unknown to the wider public. It is in this respect that works such as the Concho logical Iconography, often written by advanced naturalists, have their true value and Guido Poppe, Klaus Groh and Yves Terryn must be commended for an initiative such as this is an excellent medium to bring science and amateur collecting closer together in an attempt to cover the gap between the two. It is my ambition to give a synoptical overview ofthe existing (described) species, based on my collection of well over 1000 specimens and an ever-increasing library of historical as well as recent publications. Ten years of collecting and studying shells and publications have resulted in what is to follow. I have listed the most important synonyms for each species in order to clarify some of the dubious issues, but the lists are not exhaustive. Although I have many of the old publications through digital photography, I'm sure that there are still many more out there. And even if I was to spend another month in the libraries of, e.g. the BM(NH) or the MNHN, there will still be publications "hidden" somewhere. I mainly concentrate my research on Recent material, whilst a lot has been described in the fossil area as well. For example: recently, Dr Alan Beu discovered that there is an earlier name for what we all know as Eudolium pyriforme (G. B. Sowerby III, 1914), namely Eudolium javanum (Martin, 1879), originally described as the fossil Cassidariajavana from the late Miocene oflndonesia. While researching this, he also discovered names such as Dolhun hochstetteri Martin, 1879 (= Tonna allium (Dillwyn, 1817)) just to give one example. Another issue is interpretation. Many have interpreted, e.g. Adanson's "Le Minjac" in different ways. For one author, it is T. marginata (Philippi, 1845), for another author T. tessellata (Lamarck, 1816). March (1852) even lists it as a full species, D. minjac. In order to clarify such matters, I have tried to compare specimens with type material. This publication should be a solid basis for any future researcher in this family and I do hope you will all find the necessary answers to your basic tun-related questions to start that collection you always wanted to start.
- Turner, Hans, Gori, Sandro, Salisbury, Richard Aaron, 2007, Costellariidae (Gastropoda) of the Maldive Islands, with descriptions of nine new species., Vita Malacologica, 5, 1-47
Vidal, Jacques, Kirkendale, Lisa, 2007, Ten new species of Cardiidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from New Caledonia and the tropical western Pacific, Zoosystema, 29, 1, 83-107
Résumé [+] [-]The fauna of the tropical Indo-west Pacific is exceptionally diverse but poorly known with even relatively well-studied faunal components yielding new species after careful study, novel approaches (e.g., delineation of cryptic species via molecular analyses) and/or rigorous collection efforts. In an attempt to quantify the biodiversity of the western Pacific molluscan fauna, comprehensive, systematic collecting expeditions have been made since 1978, with a focus on New Caledonia. Building on earlier studies of cardiids from the western Pacific, we report one new genus of cardiid (Pseudofulvia n. gen.) and 10 new cardiid taxa from the area: Acrosterigma capricorne n. sp., Fulvia (Fulvia) colorata n. sp., F. (F.) vepris n. sp., F. (Laevifulvia) subquadrata n. sp., F. (L.) imperfecta n. sp., Pseudofulvia caledonica n. gen., n. sp., P. arago n. gen., n. sp., Ctenocardia gustavi n. sp., C. fi jianum n. sp., C. (Microfragum) subfestivum n. sp. The new species are easily differentiated from conspecifics in details of hinge, dentition, lunular shape and area, rib number and/or rib ornamentation, but often diff er in gross morphological features, such as coloration, shape and size as well. Ctenocardia gustavi n. sp., C. (Microfragum) subfestivum n. sp. and Pseudofulvia caledonica n. gen., n. sp. are relatively large-bodied, with a wide distribution throughout the western Pacifi c. In contrast, Acrosterigma capricorne n. sp. and Pseudofulvia arago n. gen., n. sp. are known only from the Austral Islands and considering the intensive collecting efforts in the region, they appear restricted in their distributions.
Dijkstra, Henk H., Maestrati, Philippe, Héros, Virginie, Cowie, Robert H., Bouchet, Philippe, 2008, New species and new records of deep-water Pectinoidea (Bivalvia: Propeamussiidae, Entoliidae and Pectinidae) from the South Pacific, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 25, 196, 77-113
Résumé [+] [-]Fifty-two deep-water species of Pectinoidea (37 Propeamussiidae, 1 Entoliidae, 14 Pectinidae) are listed from Norfolk Ridge (11 species), Loyalty Islands (4 species), Fiji Islands (30 species), Tonga (26 species), Solomon Islands (26 species) and the Marquesas archipelago (8 species). All species from Fiji, Tonga and the Marquesas are new records and six species of Propeamussiidae are new to science: Propeamussium boucheti (Fiji and Tonga), Parvamussium biformatum (Solomons), Parvamussium lozoueti (Fiji and Tonga), Parvamussium marquesanum (Marquesas), Parvamussium polynesianum (Marquesas) and Similipecten herosae (Tonga). Two new combinations (Hyalopecten tydemani, Talochlamys gladysiae) are introduced.
Geiger, Daniel L., 2008, New species of scissurellids from the Austral Islands, French Polynesia, and the Indo-Malayan Archipelago (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Scissurellidae, Anatomidae, Larocheidae), The Nautilus, 122, 4, 185-200
Résumé [+] [-]Four new species of Scissurellidae, Anatomidae, and Larocheidae are described from the Austral Archipelago, la reach Polynesia and the Indo-Malayan Archipelago: Sinezona danieldreieri new species, S. wiley new species (berth Scissurellidae), Anatoma rapaensis new species (Anatomidae) and Trogloconcha lozoueti new species (Larocheidae). One of the species is currently only known from the Austral Islands (T lozoueti), while the others seem to show a broad Indo-Malayan Archipelago to western Pacific distribution. Shells of all species and the radulae of S. danieldreieri, T. lozoueti, and A.rapaensis are illustrated with scanning electron micrographs.
Kantor, Yuri I., Puillandre, Nicolas, Olivera, Baldomero M., Bouchet, Philippe, 2008, Morphological Proxies for Taxonomic Decision in Turrids (Mollusca, Neogastropoda): a Test of the Value of Shell and Radula Characters Using Molecular Data, Zoological Science, 25, 11, 1156-1170
doi: 10.2108/zsj.25.1156 Résumé [+] [-]The state of the art of turrid (=Turridae s. l.) systematics is that shells- when they include the protoconch - are reliable species-level identifiers, but inadequate proxies for allocation to genera or subfamilies. Generally, the radula is used for allocation to a (sub)family, but the hypothesis that the radula is a more adequate proxy than the shell for relationships has not yet been tested by molecular data. Species of Xenuroturris may have drastically different radulae, with either "'semi-enrolled" or "duplex" marginal teeth, although their shells are very similar or even almost indistinguishable. Molecular data confirm that specimens with different types of radulae constitute different species, but two species of a pair with respectively semi-enrolled and duplex teeth end up being not closely related. However, it is still unresolved whether species with semi-enrolled (=Iotyrris) and duplex teeth (=Xenuroturris) form two supported monophyletic clades. Iotyrris devoizei n.sp. and I. musivum n.sp. are described from Vanuatu, where they occur sympatrically with I. cingulifera and Xenuroturris legitima.
- Kilburn, Richard N., Dekker, Henk, 2008, New species of turrid conoideans (Gastropoda, Conoidea) from the Red Sea and Arabia., Basteria, 72, 1-3, 1-19
- Kleemann, karl, 2008, Lithophage (Leiosolenus) purpurea (Bivalvia: Mytilidae): one species becomes three, Club Conchylia Informationen, 39, 3/4, 32-45
Malaquias, Manuel António E., Reid, David G., 2008, Systematic revision of the living species of Bullidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea), with a molecular phylogenetic analysis, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 153, 3, 453-543
Résumé [+] [-]Bullidae are a worldwide family of marine shelled cephalaspidean gastropods with a mainly tropical distribution, but also with some representatives in temperate waters. The taxonomy of the group has in the past been based only on shell characters, and the few anatomical accounts available have not addressed more than one to three species, so there has been no agreement about the number of valid species. Seventy-two specific names and 16 varietal names have been proposed worldwide. The systematics of the family Bullidae are revised, based not only on shells but also on anatomy of all extant species and on DNA sequence data. Twelve species are recognized worldwide, including one new species here described, and all are assigned to the genus Bulla. Two species occur in the eastern Atlantic, B. striata and B. mabillei; two in the western Atlantic, B. occidentalis and B. solida; two in the eastern Pacific, B. gouldiana and B. punctulata; and six in the Indo-West Pacific, B. ampulla, B. arabica sp. Nov., B. orientalis, B. peasiana, B. quoyii and B. vernicosa. Full synonymies and taxonomic histories are provided for each species. In order to promote taxonomic stability, neotypes are designated for B. striata, B. solida, B. nebulosa (valid name B. gouldiana) and B. vernicosa, and lectotypes for B. occidentalis, B. mabillei, B. punctulata, B. ampulla and B. quoyii. The type locality of B. ampulla is restricted to Mauritius. Bullidae show a general morphological stasis, with anatomy being very similar between species. However, there are high levels of intraspecific variability in the shell, radula and male genital system. In some cases species could only be separated based on molecular data . After defining the characters and geographical range of each species it became clear that sympatric species (a maximum of three) show distinctive shells and reproductive structures, which makes identification straightforward. This study employs an integrative approach, combining information on shells, anatomy, DNA and geographical distribution, in order to resolve the systematics of a difficult taxonomic group.
- MOOLENBEEK, Robert G., 2008, Range extension of Conus mcbridei Lorenz, 2005, an overlooked species (Gastropoda, Conidae), Vita Malacologica, 6, 68
Oliverio, Marco, Héros, Virginie, Cowie, Robert H., Bouchet, Philippe, 2008, Coralliophilinae (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from the southwest Pacific, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 25, 196, 481-585
Résumé [+] [-]This is a regional revision of the Coralliophilinae (Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from the southwest Pacifi c, based on the material collected during recent expeditions to New Caledonia (including the Coral Sea, mainland New Caledonia, and the Loyalty Islands), Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Fiji and Tonga. It is the fi rst revision of a tropical coralliophiline fauna based on large and extensive sampling, and it yielded a total of 97 coralliophiline species, 13 of them new: Coralliophila candidissima n. sp., C. bathus n. sp., C. norfolk n. sp., C. xenophila n. sp., C. cancellarioidea n. sp., Babelomurex natalabies n. sp., B. pallox n. sp., B. depressispiratus n. sp., B. macrocephalus n. sp., Hirtomurex marshalli n. sp., Mipus tonganus n. sp., M. alis n. sp., and M. boucheti n. sp. A lectotype is selected for Purpura monodonta Blainville, 1832. In addition, this survey resulted in new biogeographical records for 37 species from the southwest Pacifi c fauna. Regional endemicity may be as high as 17.5% (17 out of 97 species). The protoconchs of 47 species are fi gured by SEM. At least 68 species have planktotrophic development, while 10 species are probably lecithotrophic, either with a short pelagic phase or with a totally intracapsular develoment.
Saito, Tomomi, Komai, Tomoyuki, 2008, A review of species of the genera Spongicola de Haan, 1844 and Paraspongicola de Saint Laurent & Cleva, 1981 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Stenopodidea, Spongicolidae), Zoosystema, 30, 1, 87-147
Résumé [+] [-]A review of species of the deep-sea sponge-associated shrimp genera Spongicola de Haan, 1844 and Paraspongicola de Saint Laurent & Cleva, 1981 (Decapoda, Stenopodidea) is presented on the basis of rich collections made by French expeditions in the Indo-West Pacific, supplemented by collections preserved in various institutions in the world. Seven species are recognized in Spongicola, of which three are new to science: S. venustus de Haan, 1844, S. andamanicus Alcock, 1901, S. levigatus Hayashi & Ogawa, 1987, S. parvispinus Zarenkov, 1990, S. depressus n. sp. from Loyalty Islands, S. goyi n. sp. from Japan, Indonesia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and S. robustus n. sp. from Mauritius and Mozambique. Subspecific division of S. andamanicus Alcock, 190 1, proposed by de Saint Laurenr & Cleva (198 1), is abandoned, since our morphological analysis strongly suggests that the division does not reflect a population structure of the species; S. holthuisi de Saint Laurent & Cleva, 198 1, is also reduced to a junior synonym of S. andamanicus. Two species are recognized in Paraspongicola, both previously described, viz. P. pusillus de Saint Laurent & Cleva, 1981 and P. inflatus (de saint Laurent & Cleva, 198 1) n. comb., of which the latter is here transferred from Spongicola. Keys in aid for identification are provided for each genus. Geographic and bathymetric distributions of species are briefly discussed. Association with host sponges was verified for some species.
Scarabino, Victor, Héros, Virginie, Cowie, Robert H., Bouchet, Philippe, 2008, New species and new records of scaphopods from New Caledonia, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 25, 196, 215-268
Résumé [+] [-]Previous work that recorded 75 species of Scaphopoda in New Caledonian waters is augmented with study of new material from several expeditions. The number of species in the region is increased to 115. Of the 40 additional taxa, 28 are described as new, 7 are new records and 5 remain unidentifi ed. Material from New Caledonia previously identifi ed as Antalis phaneum (Dall, 1895) is now determined as A. albatrossae n. sp.; material previously identifi ed as Compressidentalium sedecimcostatum (Boissevain, 1906) is now determined as C. clathratum (Martens, 1881); Episiphon virgula (Hedley, 1903), formerly treated as a synonym of Dentalium subrectum Jeffreys, 1883, is revalidated; material previously identifi ed as Entalina mirifi ca (Smith, 1895) is now determined as E. dorsicostata Lamprell & Healy, 1998; Fissidentalium transversostriatum (Boissevain, 1906), previously synonymized with F. shoplandi (Jousseaume, 1894), is revalidated and the material previously reported from New Caledonia as the latter in fact belongs to the former. New synonyms: Episiphon jamiesoni Lamprell & Healy, 1998 is synonymized with Gadilina insolita (Smith, 1894); Dentalium subrectum Jeffreys, 1883 and D. bisinuatum André, 1896 are synonymized with Laevidentalium eburneum (Linné, 1767); Laevidentalium arnoldi Lamprell & Healy, 1998 is synonymized with L. houbricki Scarabino, 1995; Bathoxiphus steineri Lamprell & Healy, 1998 and B. stanisici Lamprell & Healy, 1998 are synonymized with Solenoxiphus striatulus Chistikov, 1983. New records from the New Caledonian region: Striodentalium thetidis (Hedley, 1903), Fissidentalium waterhousae Lamprell & Healy, 1998, Calliodentalium crocinum (Dall, 1907), Gadilina pachypleura (Boissevain, 1906), Laevidentalium eburneum (Linné, 1767), Laevidentalium (?) sominium Okutani, 1964, Megaentalina mediocarinata (Boissevain, 1906).
Terryn, Yves, Holford, Mandë, 2008, The Terebridae of Vanuatu with a revision of the genus Granuliterebra Oyama, 1961, Visaya, Suppl. 3, 3-118
Résumé [+] [-]A revision of the terebrid genus Granuliterebra (Oyama, 1961), is carried out, a new terebrid genus, Pellifronia n. gen., and three new terebrid species, Granuliterebra oliverai n. sp., G. eddunhami n. sp., and Myurella lineaperlata n. sp. Are described from the Vanuatu Archipelago. Conchological characters were used in the analysis of specimens gathered from two recent major expeditions to the Vanuatu Archipelago by the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle. A total of 106 terebrid species in the bathymetrical range of 0-200 m, representing the Philippines, New Caledonia and Vanuatu were used in a comparative study. There is a 65% overlap of the terebrid fauna found in Santo and in the Philippines and New Caledonia.
Juncker, Matthieu, Poupin, Joseph, 2009, Crustacés de Nouvelle-Calédonie (Décapodes & Stomatopodes) Illustration des espèces communes et liste documentée des espèces terrestres et des récifs, 116
Résumé [+] [-]Les espèces les plus communes de crustacés décapodes et stomatopodes de Nouvelle- Calédonie ont été photographiées en mars 2009 dans 3 stations principales : en Province Sud, aux environs de Nouméa et sur les îlots Rédika et Ka ; en Province Nord, entre la presqu'île de Pindaï et Voh ; et aux îles Loyauté, à Lifou. Au total 19 stations ont été visitées en pêche à pied à basse-mer ou en plongée sous-marine sur des fonds de 1-20 m, de jour et de nuit. Une petite collection de référence a été constituée pour un examen au laboratoire nécessaire à certaines déterminations. Cette récolte est déposée dans les collections du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris. Les photographies des auteurs réalisées in situ ou au laboratoire ont été complétées avec celles d’une dizaine de plongeurs photographes ayant accepté de participer à ce projet de recherche. La photothèque ainsi constituée comprend plus de 600 clichés exploitables, correspondant à 176 espèces différentes. Ces photographies sont présentées sur des planches photographiques pour servir d’aide à la détermination aux gestionnaires de l’environnement marin de Nouvelle-Calédonie et aux plongeurs photographes amateurs. Les espèces sont présentées par ordre alphabétique sur des planches regroupées par grands groupes taxonomiques : stomatopodes et langoustes, crevettes, bernard l’ermite, et crabes. Les déterminations provisoires sont indiquées par 'cf.' Parallèlement à cet inventaire photographique, une liste documentée préliminaire des espèces de crustacés stomatopodes et décapodes terrestres et de petits fonds, en excluant les espèces toujours récoltées au-delà de 100 m, est proposée pour la Nouvelle-Calédonie et les archipels voisins (Chesterfield, Entrecasteaux, Loyauté). Cette liste a été compilée en collaboration avec B. Richer de Forges et C. Hoffschir du centre IRD de Nouméa à partir des données de la BD 'Océane', complétées par les nouveaux signalements effectués au cours de ce travail et une recherche bibliographique supplémentaire. Elle comprend 939 espèces pour lesquelles sont indiquées : profondeurs minimale-maximale, au moins une référence bibliographique attestant de sa présence en Nouvelle-Calédonie, la liste des campagnes de prospection concernées et des lieux-dits de récolte.
Macpherson, Enrique, 2009, New species of squat lobsters of the genera Munida and Raymunida (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from Vanuatu and New Caledonia, Zoosystema, 31, 3, 431–451
Résumé [+] [-]Seven new species of the genera Munida Leach, 1820 (M. acola n. sp., M. clevai n. sp., M. jubata n. sp., M. mica n. sp., M. pauxilla n. sp. and M. squarrosa n. sp.) and Raymunida Macpherson & Machordom, 2000 (R. vittata n. sp.) are described and illustrated from specimens collected during recent cruises carried out off Vanuatu. Munida acola n. sp. has the second abdominal somite unarmed, distal spines of the antennular peduncle unequal in size, and the P2-P4 dactyli with spines along the entire ventral border. Munida clevai n. sp. has small eyes, and spines on the anterior ridge of second abdominal somite. Munida jubata n. sp. is characterized by the presence of spines on the second abdominal somite, and unequally sized distal spines of antennular peduncle. Munida mica n. sp. and M. pauxilla n. sp. have the frontal margin oblique, abdominal somites Unarmed, and distal spines of antennular peduncle of different size. Munida squarrosa n. sp. has the second abdominal segment with spines, and the distal half of the ventral border of P2-P4 dactyli unarmed. Raymunida vittata n. sp. belongs to a group of species having the mesial spine of first antennal segment not reaching the end of the basal segment of antennular peduncle, and mero-carpal articulation of P4 nearly reaching the frontal margin of the carapace.
Cabezas, Patricia, Macpherson, Enrique, Machordom, Annie, 2010, Taxonomic revision of the genus Paramunida Baba, 1988 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae): a morphological and molecular approach., Zootaxa, 2712, 1-60
Résumé [+] [-]The genus Paramunida belongs to the family Galatheidae, one of the most species rich families among anomuran decapod crustaceans. In spite of the genus has received substantial taxonomic attention, subtle morphological variations observed in numerous samples suggest the existence of undescribed species. The examination of many specimens collected during recent expeditions and morphological and molecular comparisons with previously described species have revelaled the existence of eleven new lineages. All of them are distinguished by subtle and constant morphological differences, which are in agreement with molecular divergences reported for the mitochondrial markers ND1 and 16S rRNA. Here, we describe and illustrate the new species, providing brief redescriptions for the previously known species, and a dichotomous identification key for all species in the genus.
Dayrat, Benoît, 2010, A monographic Revision of Basal Discodorid Sea Slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Doridina), Proceedings of the Californian Academy of Sciences, 61, suppl. I, 1-403
Résumé [+] [-]Basal discodorids, with an emphasis on Discodoris and Peltodoris, are revised for the first time. Hundreds od specimens were examined, including all type availables. The individuals variation of morphological characters is evaluated and taken into account for species delineation. Discodorids species are rediscribed based on large numbers of individuals: e.g., 98 individuals were dissected for Sebadoris fragilis (Alder and Hancock, 1864). The nomenclature status (valid name, synonym, nomen dubium) of 125 species names is adressed. Prior to the present study, there were 106 valid names, 13 synonyms, two nomina dubia, three permanently invalid names, one nomen nudum; after revision, there are 39 valid names, 12 synonyms (out of the 13 former synonyms), 25 new synonyms, 27 nomina dubia, three permanently invalid names, one nomen nudum, and 18 names that refer to poorly-know species (which could be nomina dubia, synonyms or valid names). Those numbers confirm again the critical need for taxonomic revisions in order to obtain a reliable knowledge on species biodiversity. Also, the high proportion of new synontyms and new nomina dubia is related to the fact that many discodorids were described based on few specimens (of the 81 Discodoris species names, only five were originally created with more than 4 specimens). Another important factor that explains the high proportion of new synonyms and nomina dubia is the large number of incomplete originale descriptions. The supra-specific relationships of all species considered are addressed based on cladistic analysis. Discodoris is a clade including only two of all the former Discodoris species: Discodoris boholiensis Bergh, 1877, the type species of Discodoris under the ICZN, and Discodoris cebuensis Bergh, 1877. Peltodoris is a clade including only three species: Peltodoris atromaculata Bergh, 1880, the type speces of Peltodoris under the ICZN, Peltodoris mullineri Millen and Bertsch, 2000, and Peltodoris murrea (Abraham, 1877). Also, several species are re-allocated to different discodorid clades: e.g., Discodoris fragilis (Alder and Hancock, 1864) transferred to Sebadoris, Doris raripilosa Abraham, 1877 to Asteronotus, and Discodoris crawfordi Burn, 1969 to Rostanga. However, 50 species (including 21 valid species, 17 nomina dubia, and 12 poorly know species) could not be places in any of the discodorid clades (genera), and therefore are part of a metaphyletic group at the base of Discodorididae. There are 50 species names for which we cannot use a generic name as the first part of the Linnaean binomial. This situation is handled in two ways. First, "Montereina", is used as a genus name for all the species that are part of the metaphyletic group at the base of Discodorididae (the quotation marks indicate that this genus name does not refer to a clade), which is compatible with the ICZN but contradicts phylogenetic principles. Second, the clade name Discodorididae is used as a clade address for those species that cannot be placed in a clade of "generic" rank, which is compatible with the International Code of Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ICPN), or PhyloCode. The use of a supra-generic name instead of a generic name in front of a specific name is implemented in a monographic revision for the first time here, and represents a major change in our nomenclature practices. The vast majority of the species regarded as valid here are efficently delineated based on morphological features (mainly the dorsal color, the shape of the radular teeth, and the reproductive system). However, in a few cases, such as in Tayuva, it seems that species cannot be distinguished morphologically. Future possible studies that could help solve those taxonomic issues are discussed. Seven new species are describes. However, those new species are not formally named for a variety of reasons (mainly because not enough information was available). Finally, many new records are provided, especially from the tropical Indo-West Pacific.
- Macpherson E., Baba K., 2010, Revision of the genus Sadayoshia (Anomura, Galatheidae), with description of four new species, Studies on Malacostraca, 14, 415-452
Peñas, Anselmo, Rolán, Emilio, Gofas, Serge, 2010, Deep water Pyramidelloidea of the Tropical South Pacific: Turbonilla and related genera, Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 26, 200
Résumé [+] [-]This paper reports on deep water Pyramidellidae from the tropical South Pacific, collected during the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos expeditions conducted by IRD and MNHN in New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and French Polynesian, and deals more specifically with those species that can be included in the tribe Turbonillini. Since the different genera have not been thoroughly revised at the present time and there is no certainty about their validity, we have employed only the genus name Turbonilla in a broad sense. In total, 272 species are studied, of which 30 were already known, 33 were too poorly represented to be named and are presented as sp., and 209 are described as new to science. There is a clear decrease in species richness from the Solomon Islands (202 species) eastwards to Fiji (82 species), New Caledonia (85 species), Vanuatu (31 species), Tonga (11 species) and the Marquesas (7 species). Replacement names are proposed for Turbonilla gracilis (A. Adams, 1854) non Turbo gracilis Brocchi, 1814, and Exesilla sulcata Laseron, 1959, non Odostomia sulcata Garrett, 1873, both secondary homonyms in Turbonilla. New taxonomic opinions in this work are the following: Turbonilla theresa Thiele, 1925 and Pyrgiscus mirandus Saurin, 1959 are considered synonyms of Turbonilla funiculata de Folin, 1868; Odontostomia robusta Hedley, 1899, Turbonilla microscopica Laseron, 1959, and Turbonilla (Pyrgostelis) manorae Melvill, 1898 are considered synonyms of Turbonilla mumia (A. Adams, 1861); Turbonilla decussata Pease, 1861, T. elongata Pease, 1868, Proto cornelliana Newcomb, 1870, Chemnitzia coppingeri E. A Smith, 1884, Turbonilla (Lancella) bella Dall & Bartsch, 1906, and Turbonilla (Lancella) vitiensis Pilsbry, 1917 are considered synonyms of Turbonilla varicosa (A. Adams, 1855); Elusa secunda Saurin, 1959 is a synonym of Turbonilla ovalis de Folin, 1868; Turbonilla multigyrata Dunker, 1882 is a synonym of T. candida A. Adams, 1855; Turbonilla lydia Thiele, 1925 is a synonym of Turbonilla crystallina Dall & Bartsch, 1906.
Poupin, Joseph, 2010, Biodiversité de l’Indo-Pacifique tropical français, 2514 espèces de Crustacés Décapodes et Stomatopodes, 80
Résumé [+] [-]A compilation of species of decapod crustaceans and stomatopods from tropical French overseas territories is made from databases available for Mayotte, Reunion, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia and Clipperton. The resulting inventory encompass about 200 years of taxonomic research, between 1829 and October 2010. The names of the species and the supra-specific classification were updated with the latest systematic revisions. 2514 valid species are reported, 2397 decapods and 117 stomatopods. The number of species per region is as follows: Mayotte, 473 species; Réunion, 496 species, New Caledonia, 1662 species, Wallis & Futuna, 277 species; French Polynesia, 1004 species, Clipperton, 95 species. The data were formatted in a spreadsheet to be easily integrated to TAXREF base of the Service du Patrimoine Naturel, Paris (http://www.mnhn.fr/spn/). They must be posted on the website for the French Inventaire du Patrimoine naturel (http://inpn.mnhn.fr/)."
Bouchet, Philippe, Kantor, Yuri I., Sysoev, Alexander V., Puillandre, Nicolas, 2011, A new operational classification of the Conoidea (Gastropoda), Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77, 3, 273-308
doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyr017 Résumé [+] [-]A new genus-level classification of the Conoidea is presented, based on the molecular phylogeny of Puillandre et al. in the accompanying paper. Fifteen lineages are recognized and ranked as families to facilitate continuity in the treatment of the names Conidae (for 'cones') and Terebridae in their traditional usage. The hitherto polyphyletic 'Turridae' is now resolved as 13 monophyletic families, in which the 358 currently recognized genera and subgenera are placed, or tentatively allocated: Conorbidae (2 (sub) genera), Borsoniidae (34), Clathurellidae (21), Mitromorphidae (8), Mangeliidae (60), Raphitomidae (71), Cochlespiridae (9), Drilliidae (34), Pseudomelatomidae (=Crassispiridae) (59), Clavatulidae (14), Horaiclavidae new family (28), Turridae s. s. (16) and Strictispiridae (2). A diagnosis with description of the shell and radulae is provided for each of these families.
Cabezas, Patricia, Macpherson, Enrique, Machordom, Annie, 2011, Allogalathea (Decapoda: Galatheidae): a monospecific genus of squat lobster?, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162, 2, 245-270
doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00681.x Résumé [+] [-]The genus Allogalathea was established by Baba in 1969 to include the well-known species Galathea elegans. This species is widely distributed across the Indo-West Pacific Ocean, and is characterized by living in close association with crinoids, and by its conspicuous coloration. Although the genus is considered monospecific, different colour patterns and discrete morphological variations mainly associated with the rostrum and chelipeds have been reported. These differences could point to cryptic species, thereby questioning Allogalathea as a monotypic taxon. To address this issue, we sequenced the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI; 658 bp) and 16S rRNA (882 bp) genes and the nuclear gene phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK; 598 bp) in numerous specimens from eight different localities, and also examined their morphological characters. DNA sequences were analysed using maximum-parsimony, maximum-likelihood, and Bayesian approaches of phylogenetic inference. The resulting trees were combined with morphological evidence to test species boundaries. Our molecular data revealed four deeply divergent clades, which can be distinguished by subtle morphological differences in the spinulation and length: breadth ratio of the P1 carpus, spinulation of the walking legs, and shape of the rostrum. Our findings indicated that Allogalathea elegans is in fact a species complex comprising four different species, which, although genetically very distinct, are morphologically very similar. We provide morphological descriptions and a key to these four species of the genus.
- Fedosov A., 2011, Five new species of the genus Lienardia (Conidae: Gastropoda) from the shallow waters of central Philippines, Ruthenica, 21, 2, 123-135
Cabezas, Patricia, Sanmartín, Isabel, Paulay, Gustav, Macpherson, Enrique, Machordom, Annie, 2012, Deep under the sea: unraveling the evolutionary history of the deep-sea squat lobster Paramunida (Decapoda, Munididae), Evolution, 66, 6, 1878-1896
doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01560.x Résumé [+] [-]The diversification of Indo-Pacific marine fauna has long captivated the attention of evolutionary biologists. Previous studies have mainly focused on coral reef or shallow water-associated taxa. Here, we present the first attempt to reconstruct the evolutionary historyphylogeny, diversification, and biogeographyof a deep-water lineage. We sequenced the molecular markers 16S, COI, ND1, 18S, and 28S for nearly 80% of the nominal species of the squat lobster genus Paramunida. Analyses of the molecular phylogeny revealed an accelerated diversification in the late OligoceneMiocene followed by a slowdown in the rate of lineage accumulation over time. A parametric biogeographical reconstruction showed the importance of the southwest Pacific area, specifically the island arc of Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis, and Futuna, for diversification of squat lobsters, probably associated with the global warming, high tectonic activity, and changes in oceanic currents that took place in this region during the OligoceneMiocene period. These results add strong evidence to the hypothesis that the Neogene was a period of major diversification for marine organisms in both shallow and deep waters.
Cairns, Stephen, Kitahara, Marcelo, 2012, An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary, ZooKeys, 227, 1-47
doi: 10.3897/zookeys.227.3612 Résumé [+] [-]The 120 presently recognized genera and seven subgenera of the azooxanthellate Scleractinia are keyed using gross morphological characters of the corallum. All genera are illustrated with calicular and side views of coralla. All termes used in the key are defined in an illustrated glossary. A table of all species-level keys, both comprehensive and faunistic, is provided covering the last 40 years.
Fedosov, Alexander E., Puillandre, Nicolas, 2012, Phylogeny and taxonomy of the Kermia–Pseudodaphnella (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Raphitomidae) genus complex: a remarkable radiation via diversification of larval development, Systematics and Biodiversity, 10, 4, 447-477
doi: 10.1080/14772000.2012.753137 Résumé [+] [-]Conoidean gastropods of the genera Kermia, Oliver, and Pseudodaphnella Boettger, (Raphitomidae) are common in shallow-water habitats of the tropical Indo-Pacific. They form a distinct morphologically homogeneous complex, easily recognizable by sculpture and colour pattern, encompassing around 80 described species. Examination of a vast material accumulated during recent expeditions in various regions of the Indo-Pacific revealed a number of undescribed species of this complex. Our material included 32 morphospecies available for molecular phylogenetic study; phylogenetic reconstruction based on the COI gene confirmed the species hypotheses based on morphological characters. A total of 18 terminal taxa were attributed to known species and 14 were identified as new species. Of these, 12 species, for which sufficient material was available, are described. Phylogenetic analysis indicated close relationships of the genera Kermia and Pseudodaphnella with members of some other conoidean genera (specifically Exomilus Hedley, , Paramontana Laseron, and Thetidos Hedley, ) and taxonomic implications of the data obtained are discussed. To test the taxonomic value of protoconch and review its wide use in classification of Conoidea, the evolution of the protoconch morphology was reconstructed using a phylogenetic tree. It has revealed that protoconchs of different types may appear in closely related species, sometimes hardly distinguishable by teleoconch morphology. A switch from planctotrophic to non-planctotrophic mode of development occurred at least four times in the evolutionary history of the Kermia Pseudodaphnella complex, indicating high developmental plasticity of the group. Its role in radiation of the Kermia Pseudodaphnella complex and applications for use of protoconch morphology in the classification of Conoidea are discussed.
- Herrmann, Manfred, Salisbury, Richard Aaron, 2012, Description of a small new species of Vexillum (Pusia) (Gastropoda: Costellariidae) from the Indo-Pacific, Gloria Maris, 51, 2-3, 25-35
Houart, Roland, Héros, Virginie, 2012, New species of Muricidae (Gastropoda) and additional or noteworthy records from the western Pacific, Zoosystema, 34, 1, 21-37
doi: 10.5252/z2012n1a2 Résumé [+] [-]Fourteen species of Muricidae referable to the (sub)genera Promurex Ponder & Vokes, 1988, Pygmaepterys Vokes, 1978, Murexsul lredale, 1915, Pazinotus Vokes, 1970, Prototyphis Ponder, 1972, Ponderia Houart, 1986, Gemixystus Iredale, 1929, Leptotrophon Houart, 1995 and Scabrotrophon McLean, 1996 are reported from New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Taiwan, to depths down to 1750 m. Five new species are described: Favartia (Pygmaepterys) lifouensis n. sp. from New Caledonia with range extension to the Solomon Islands, Pazinotus chionodes n. sp. and Gemixystus calcareus n. sp. from New Caledonia, Leptotrophon wareni n. sp. from the Solomon Islands and Favartia (Pygmaepterys) circinata n. sp. from Taiwan.
Kilburn, Richard N., Fedesov, Alexander E., Olivera, Baldomero M., 2012, Revision of the genus Turris Batsch, 1789 (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Turridae) with the description of six new species, Zootaxa, 3244, 1-58
Résumé [+] [-]The taxonomy of the genus Turris Batsch, 1789, type genus of the family Turridae, widespread in shallow-water habitats of tropic Indo-Pacific, is revised. A total of 31 species of Turris, are here recognized as valid. New species described: Turris chaldaea, Turris clausifossata, Turris guidopoppei, Turris intercancellata, Turris kantori, T. kathiewayae. Homonym renamed: Turris bipartita nom. nov. for Pleurotoma variegata Kiener, 1839 (non Philippi, 1836). New synonymies: Turris ankaramanyensis Bozzetti, 2006 = Turris tanyspira Kilburn, 1975; Turris imperfecti, T. nobilis, T. pulchra and T. tornatum Roding, 1798, and Turris assyria Olivera, Seronay & Fedosov, 2010 = T. babylonia; Turris dollyae Olivera, 2000 = Pleurotoma crispa Lamarck, 1816; Turris totiphyllis Olivera, 2000 = Turris hidalgoi Vera-Pelaez, Vega-Luz & Lozano-Francisco, 2000; Turris kilburni Vera-Pelaez, Vega-Luz & Lozano-Francisco, 2000 = Turris pagasa Olivera, 2000; Turris (Annulaturris) munizi Vera-Pelaez, Vega-Luz & Lozano-Francisco, 2000 = Gemmula lululimi Olivera, 2000. Revised status: Turris intricata Powell, 1964, Pleurotoma variegata Kiener, 1839 (non Philippi, 1836) and Pleurotoma yeddoensis Jousseaume, 1883, are regarded as full species (not subspecies of Turris crispa). Neotype designated: For Pleurotoma garnonsii Reeve, 1843, to distinguish it from Turris garnonsii of recent authors, type locality emended to Zanzibar. New combination: Turris orthopleura Kilburn, 1983, is transferred to genus Makiyamaia, family Clavatulidae.
Kleemann, karl, Maestrati, Philippe, 2012, Pacific Lithophaga (Bivalvia, Mytilidae) from recent French expeditions with the description of two new species, Bollettino Malacologico, 48, 73-102
Résumé [+] [-]Pacific specimens of Lithophaga and its subgenus Leiosolenus, collected during recent French expeditions to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Philippines and French Polynesia, were determined and described, including two new species, Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) paraplumula n. sp. And Lithophaga (Leiosolenus) subattenuata n. sp. From the twenty species, three belong to Lithophaga s.s. and seventeen to the subgenus Leiosolenus. In order to help identification of the two new species and some others, selected specimens are figured in left lateral, right lateral and dorsal view. A taxonomic key is provided for determination.
Macpherson, Enrique, Baba, Keiji, 2012, The squat lobsters of the genus Sadayoshia Baba, 1969 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Munididae): new records including six new species from the Pacific Ocean, Zootaxa, 3589, 30–48
Résumé [+] [-]Careful examination of the morphology of recently obtained specimens as well as previously reported specimens of the genus Sadayoshia, initiated by unpublished molecular data that suggest the existence of several different species, led us to describe six new species. The species are very similar to one another and distinguished by very slight morphological differences. Some of the characters that were previously considered as intraspecifically variable in some species, proved to be valid for species discrimination. A dichotomous key to all species of the genus is provided.
- Malay, Maria Celia D., Komai, Tomoyuki, Chan, Tin-Yam, 2012, A new cryptic species in the “Calcinus anani Poupin & McLaughlin, 1998” species complex (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae): evidence from colouration and molecular genetics, Zootaxa, 3367, 1, 165–175
Malcolm, Gavin C.S., Terryn, Yves, 2012, Two new species of Terebridae widespread in the Indo-Pacific, Gloria Maris, 51, 1-2, 1-15
Résumé [+] [-]Strioterebrum illustre sp. nov. and Clathroterebra brunneobandata sp. nov. are here proposed and described as new to science and compared to their closest relatives.
McLean, James Hamilton, 2012, New species and genera of colloniids from Indo-Pacific coral reefs, with the definition of a new subfamily Liotipomatinae n. subfam. (Turbinoidea, Colloniidae), Zoosystema, 34, 2, 343-376
doi: 10.5252/z2012n2a10 Résumé [+] [-]The genus Liotipoma McLean & Kiel, 2007, was proposed for a remarkable small-shelled gastropod genus from coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific that resemble the family Liotiidae Gray, 1850 in having fine axial lamellae and a thickened terminal lip, but differ in having the solid calcareous operculum of the family Colloniidae Cossmann, 1916. The genus was originally assigned to the otherwise Cretaceous subfamily Petropomatinae Cox, 1960 of the family Colloniidae, because the inner side of the operculum is multispiral, conical and projecting, as in the Mesozoic genera assigned to Petropomatinae. Here the genus Liotipoma is assigned to a new colloniid subfamily Liotipomatinae n. subfam., because its axial lamellae are unknown in the Cretaceous genera of Petropomatinae. Four genera are now recognised; all species are known from shell grit samples collected by diving or dredging at coral reefs from recent MNHN expeditions to New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu) and Wallis Island, and also from LACM material from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Marshall Islands. The most speciose genus is Liotipoma, with eight known species, seven of which are new and described here the largest known species is L. magna n. sp. From Santo, Vanuatu. Also described are: Depressipoma n. gen. With two new species from the Marshall Islands; Rhombipoma n. gen., with one new species from Rowley Shoals, northwestern Australia; and Paraliotipoma n. gen., with one new species from Sea Horse Shoal, South China Sea. Although live-collected specimens are still unknown, sexual dimorphism in Liotipoma was reported for the type species when the genus was described. Here it is reported from four of the eight known species of that genus, expressed in expansion of the umbilical cavity as a brood chamber in the female shell, as previously reported in the families Liotiidae and Colloniidae. In two species the worn female shell shows an irregular degradation of the umbilical cavity, which is considered the effect of bearing a large egg mass and brood. For reasons unknown, female shells of most species of Liotipoma are much less frequent than male shells. Formal validation of Areneidae n. fam. Is provided in an addendum to this paper.
- Salisbury, Richard Aaron, Herrmann, Manfred, Dekkers, Aart M., 2012, Description of a new red-spotted Costellarid (Gastropoda: Costellariidae) from the Indo-Pacific with remarks on Vexillum (Costellaria) unifasciatum (Wood, 1828) and Vexillum (Costellaria) clathratum (Reeve, 1844), Conchylia, 42, 1-4, 27-37
- Bouchet, Philippe, Snyder, Martin Avery, 2013, New and old species of Benimakia (Neogastropoda: Fasciolariidae) and a description of Nodolatirus, new genus, Journal of Conchology, 41, 3, 331-341
- Houart, Roland, 2013, Revised classification of a group of small species of Cytharomorula Kuroda, 1953 (Muricidae: Ergalataxinae) from the Indo-West Pacific, Novapex, 14, 2, 25-34
Macpherson, Enrique, Robainas-Barcia, Aymee, 2013, A new genus and some new species of the genus Lauriea Baba, 1971 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the Pacific and Indian Oceans, using molecular and morphological characters, Zootaxa, 3599, 2, 136-160
Okanishi, Masanori, Fujita, Toshihiko, 2013, Molecular phylogeny based on increased number of species and genes revealed more robust family-level systematics of the order Euryalida (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69, 3, 566-580
doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.07.021 Résumé [+] [-]Previous molecular analysis of the order Euryalida (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), has identified three monophyletic families, the Euryalidae, Asteronychidae and Gorgonocephalidae. However, family-level relationships have remained unresolved due to inadequate taxon sampling and insufficient molecular markers. Here, we present a family-level revision of the Euryalida based on sequences from mitochondrial genes (16S rRNA and COI) and a nuclear gene (18S rRNA) from 83 euryalid ophiuroids. The monophyly of the three families, Euryalidae, Asteronychidae and Gorgonocephalidae is confirmed. The Euryalidae and Asteronychidae + Gorgonocephalidae are assigned to superfamilies, the Euryalidea and the Gorgonocephalidea, respectively. Three subclades within the family Gorgonocephalidae are identified and assigned to three subfamilies; Astrotominae includes Astrocrius, Astrohamma and Astrotoma, Astrothamninae (subfamily nov.) includes Astrothamnus and Astrothrombus with Gorgonocephalinae including the remaining genera. Morphological characters are consistent with the newly recognised superfamilies and subfamilies.
Peñas, Anselmo, Rolán, Emilio, 2013, Revision of the genera Murchisonella and Pseudoaclisina (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Murchisonellidae), Vita Malacologica, 11, 15-64
Résumé [+] [-]A revision of the species of two genera of the family Murchisonellidae Casey, 1904, which have Recent representatives: Murchisonella Casey, 1904 and Pseudoaclisina Yoo, 1994, is presented. All the known species are figured, their morphologies described and comparisons made. In the first genus, Murchisonella, 22 species are recognised, from which 10 are new; in the other genus, Pseudoaclisina, there are 7 which all are new species for science.
Pizzini, Mauro, Raines, Bret, Vannozzi, Angelo, 2013, The family Caecidae in the South-West Pacific (Gastropoda: Rissooidea), Bollettino Malacologico, 49, suppl. 10, 1-78
Résumé [+] [-]This regional revision of the family Caecidae from the South-West Pacific, is based on material collected during oceanographic expeditions made by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) from 1976 to 2006. The material consists of about 8250 specimens from 208 stations. In addition, material from the Australian Museum (Sydney) (94 lots) and the Western Australian Museum (Perth) (42 lots), and other specimens from private collections, were used. In the present work, 43 species are dealt with, belonging to the genera Caecum (31), Meioceras (4), Parastrophia (6) and Strebloceras (2). Two genera, Gladioceras and Ctiloceras, were not dealt with because of the absence of related material. These are the sole genera considered valid on the basis of their distinct type of development. Of these species, 18 are described as new. An extensive usage of type material was done for comparisons, either on directly or by means of photographs. Lectotypes were selected for Strebloceras cornuoides Carpenter, 1859†, C. chinense Folin, 1868, C. modestum Folin, 1868, C. sepimentum Folin, 1868, C. succineum Folin, 1880, C. bimarginatum Carpenter, 1858, C. inflatum Folin, 1869, C. attenuatum Folin, 1880, M. legumen Hedley, 1899, Parastrophia cornucopiae (Folin, 1869) and Strebloceras subannulatum Folin, 1879.
Strong, Ellen E., Bouchet, Philippe, 2013, Cryptic yet colorful: anatomy and relationships of a new genus of Cerithiidae (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea) from coral reef drop-offs, Invertebrate Biology, 132, 4, 326-351
doi: 10.1111/ivb.12031 Résumé [+] [-]Cerithium koperbergi is a rare gastropod of the family Cerithiidae from the tropical Indo-West Pacific. The species has a small, unusual shell and often inhabits deeper water, fore-reef habitats that are atypical for the genus. Anatomical investigations reveal that it possesses a combination of features heretofore considered diagnostic of two main cerithiid subfamilies: Cerithiinae and Bittiinae. While the shell is bittiine, the animal lacks mesopodial pedal glands and possesses a seminal receptacle (vs. a spermatophore bursa) in the lateral lamina of the oviduct, which are considered to be cerithiine features. Re-evaluation of the anatomy of Bittium reticulatum, the type species of Bittium, indicates the defining anatomical difference in oviduct anatomy between the two subfamilies does not stand up to closer scrutiny. Partial mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) sequences support the interpretation that C. koperbergi is a species complex around the western Pacific rim comprising three divergent mitochondrial lineages. Bayesian analysis of partial mitochondrial COI and 16S rRNA sequences confirm the placement of the C. koperbergi complex within a monophyletic Bittiinae, despite the apparent absence of a unifying anatomical feature. Species in the C. koperbergi complex are here united in Pictorium nov. gen. and two species are described as new. It is hypothesized that features of the midgut may be diagnostic of the Bittiinae, but more comparative data are needed.
ter Poorten, Jan Johan, 2013, Revision of the Recent species of the genus Nemocardium Meek, 1876 (Bivalvia, Cardiidae), with the descriptions of three new species, Basteria, 77, 4-6, 45-73
Résumé [+] [-]The genus Nemocardium Meek, 1876, is traditionally considered a relict of the past. Morphometric and morphological analyses reveal that the well-known species N. bechei (Reeve, 1847) is in need of taxonomic reconsideration. In this paper, five species are recognized, three of which are new to science: N. bechei from Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia; N. probatum (Iredale, 1927) from northern Australia; N. australojaponicum spec. nov. From southern Japan and Korea; N. enigmaticum spec. nov. From the SouthWest Pacific and N. fulvum spec. nov. from Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, India, Philippines and Vanuatu. All but the last species seem to occur perfectly parapatrically. With N. fulvum spec. nov., which is not confined to the Central Indo-Pacific but covers large parts of the Indian Ocean as well, the longitudinal range of Nemocardium is much wider than hitherto thought. A substitute lectotype is designated for Cardium bechei Reeve, 1847, and the New Zealand genus Varicardium Marwick, 1944, is synonymized with Nemocardium.
- Chino, Mitsuo, Stahlschmidt, Peter, 2014, Description of four new shallow water Mitromorpha species from the western Pacific (Gastropoda: Mitromorphidae), Visaya, 4, 2, 21-27
Fedosov, Alexander E., Stahlschmidt, Peter, 2014, Revision of the genus Thetidos Hedley, 1899 (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Raphitomidae) in the Indo-Pacific with descriptions of three new species, Molluscan Research, 34, 4, 258-273
- Rubio, Federico, Rolán, Emilio, 2014, The family Tornidae in the tropical Southwest Pacific: the genus Anticlimax Pilsbry & McGinty, 1946 (Gastropoda, Truncatelloidea) with the description of 42 new species, Iberus, Suppl. 6, 1-126
- Wiedrick S., 2014, Review of the genera Otitoma Jousseaume, 1880 and Thelecytharella Shuto, 1969 with the description of two new species (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Pseudomelatomidae) from the southwest Pacific Ocean, The Festivus, 45, 3, 40-53
Macpherson, Enrique, Robainas-Barcia, Aymee, 2015, Species of the genus Galathea Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae) from the Indian and Pacific Oceans, with descriptions of 92 new species, Zootaxa, 3913, 1, 1-335
doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3913.1.1 Résumé [+] [-]The genus Galathea is one of the most speciose and unwieldy groups in the family Galatheidae. The examination of more than 9000 specimens of 144 species collected in the Indian and Pacific Oceans using morphological and molecular characters, has revealed the existence of 92 new species. The specimens examined during this study were obtained by various French expeditions supplemented by other collections from various sources, and including the type specimens of some previously described species. Most of the new species are distinguished by subtle but constant morphological differences, which are in agreement with molecular divergences of the mitochondrial markers COI and/or 16S rRNA. Here, we describe and illustrate the new species and redescribe some previously described species for which earlier accounts are not sufficiently detailed for modern standards. Furthermore we include a dichotomous identification key to all species in the genus from the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Rubio, Federico, Rolán, Emilio, 2015, The genus Lophocochlias Pilsbry, 1921 (Gastropoda, Tornidae) in the Indo-West Pacific, Novapex, 16, 4, 105-120
Résumé [+] [-]The authors studied the species of the genus Lophocochlias, family Tornidae, of the tropical Indo-Pacific, collected during the expeditions of the Tropical deep-sea Benthos, directed by IRD and MNHN, in Madagascar, Reunion Island, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, the Philippine Islands, the Society Islands and Papua-New Guinea. New data on geographical distribution and habitat of the species studied are provided, and their morphological variability is discussed. Comparison with some fossil species is done and a new species is described.
BOYER, Franck, 2016, Etude d’un nouveau genre de Marginellidae (Mollusca : Neogastropoda) de l’Indo-Pacifique, Xenophora Taxonomy, 10, 31-48
Résumé [+] [-]Un nouveau genre Demissa gen. nov. est créé pour regrouper un ensemble de petites espèces de Marginellidae de l’Indo-Pacifique partageant principalement une coquille à la silhouette asymétrique et courbée et un second pli columellaire très long et fortement oblique. Les radulas, documentées pour deux espèces, détiennent des plaques rectangulaires étroites en forme de peigne portant un nombre restreint de 6 à 11 cuspides subégales. L’espèce-type désignée pour le genre Demissa est Marginella nevilli Jousseaume, 1875 (nom de remplacement pour M. inconspicua Nevill & Nevill, 1874 ; synonyme : Marginella lantzi Jousseaume, 1875) de l’Archipel des Mascareignes. Quatre autres espèces précédemment décrites sont replacées dans le genre Demissa : Marginella deformis Nevill & Nevill, 1874, de Ceylan, Baroginella volunta Laseron, 1957, du Queensland, Volvarinella procrita Kilburn, 1977 du Transkei, et Dentimargo cecalupoi Cossignani, 2005 de l’ouest malgache. Quatorze espèces nouvelles sont décrites dans le genre Demissa : D. borbonica sp. nov. du bathyal de la Réunion, D. masirana sp. nov. de l’île de Masirah (Oman oriental), D. maldivensis sp. nov. des Maldives centrales, D. fusulina sp. nov. d’Aldabra (Seychelles occidentales), D. benthedii sp. nov. du Banc du Leven (Canal du Mozambique septentrional), D. zanzibarica sp. nov. de Zanzibar et de Tanzanie centrale, D. meridionalis sp. nov. de l’extrême-sud malgache, D. alisonae sp. nov. de l’Archipel d’Hawaï, D. lorenzi sp. nov. des Iles de la Sonde orientales, D. maccleeryi sp. nov. du nord et du nord-ouest des Célèbes, D. philippinarum sp. nov. de Balicasag (Philippines centrales), D. poppei sp. nov. des Iles Camotes (Philippines centrales), D. carolinensis sp. nov. de l’Ile de Yap et D. santoensis sp. nov. du Vanuatu central.
Galindo, Lee Ann, Puillandre, Nicolas, Utge, José, Lozouet, Pierre, Bouchet, Philippe, 2016, The phylogeny and systematics of the Nassariidae revisited (Gastropoda, Buccinoidea), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 99, 337-353
Günther, Roland, 2016, Angaria neocaledonica n. sp. - A New Species of Angariidae from New Caledonia (Mollusca: Gastropoda), Conchylia, 46, 1-4, 89-96
Résumé [+] [-]Angaria neocaledonica n. sp. is described form New Caledonia and compared to Angaria delphinus, A. turpini, A. formosa and A. sphaerula. Further observations on the Angariidae of New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Plateau are made
- Monsecour, Kevin, Monsecour, David, Héros, Virginie, Strong, Ellen E., Bouchet, Philippe, 2016, Deep-water Columbellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from New Caledonia, Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 29, 208, 291-362
Palero, Ferran, Robainas-Barcia, Aymee, Corbari, Laure, Macpherson, Enrique, 2016, Phylogeny and evolution of shallow-water squat lobsters (Decapoda, Galatheoidea) from the Indo-Pacific, Zoologica Scripta
- Cecalupo, Alberto, Perugia, Ivan, 2017, Cerithiopsidae and Newtoniellidae (Gastropoda: Triphoroidea) from New Caledonia, Western Pacific, Visaya, Suppl. 7, 1-175
Fedosov, Alexander E., Stahlschmidt, Peter, Puillandre, Nicolas, Aznar-Cormano, Laetitia, Bouchet, Philippe, 2017, Not all spotted cats are leopards: evidence for a Hemilienardia ocellata species complex (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Raphitomidae), European Journal of Taxonomy, 268, 1-20
- Fehse, Dirk, 2017, Contributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae, XXIX -J. New Triviidaefrom the Solomones, Visaya, Suppl. VIII, 65-94
- Fehse, Dirk, 2017, Contributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae, XXIX-G. New Triviidae from Tonga Islands, Visaya, Suppl. VIII, 5-30
- Fehse, Dirk, 2017, Contributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae, XXIX-K. New Triviidae from the Vanuatu, Visaya, Suppl. VIII, 95-124
- Fehse, Dirk, 2017, Contributions to the knowledge of the Triviidae, XXIX-L. New Triviidae from the Lifou, Visaya, Suppl. VIII, 125-149
Morassi, Mauro, Nappo, Andrea, Bonfitto, Antonio, 2017, New species of the genus Otitoma Jousseaume, 1898 (Pseudomelatomidae, Conoidea) from the Western Pacific Ocean, European Journal of Taxonomy, 304, 1-30
- Oliver, Joan Daniel, Rolán, Emilio, 2017, A new species of the genus Benthonellania (Gastropoda, Rissooidea) from the Cape Verde archipelago - Una nueva especie del género Benthonellania (Gastropoda, Rissooidea) del archipiélago de Cabo Verde, Iberus, 35, 1, 47-57
- Fehse, Dirk, 2018, Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XIV. New Eratoids from Papua New Guinea including Kavieng, New lreland, Neptunea, 14, 4, 7-17
- Fehse, Dirk, 2018, Contributions to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XVI. New species from New Caledonia and Lifou, Neptunea, 14, 4, 26-35
Strong, Ellen E., Bouchet, Philippe, 2018, A rare and unusual new bittiine genus with two new species from the South Pacific (Cerithiidae, Gastropoda), ZooKeys, 758, 1-18
doi: 10.3897/zookeys.758.25100 Résumé [+] [-]A new genus, Limatium gen. n., and two new species, L. pagodula sp. n. and L. aureum sp. n. are described, found on outer slopes of barrier reefs and fringing reefs in the South Pacific. They are rare for cerithiids, which typically occur in large populations. The two new species are represented by 108 specimens sampled over a period of 30 years, only 16 of which were collected alive. Three subadults from the Philippines and Vanuatu likely represent a third species. In addition to their rarity, Limatium species are atypical for cerithiids in their smooth, polished, honey to golden brown shells with distinctive white fascioles extending suture to suture. The radula presents a unique morphology that does not readily suggest an affinity to any of the cerithiid subfamilies. Two live-collected specimens, one of each species and designated as holotypes, were preserved in 95% ethanol and sequenced. Bayesian analysis of partial COI and 16S rDNA sequences demonstrates a placement in the Bittiinae, further extending our morphological concept of the subfamily.
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