A new species of Iphinopsis (Caenogastropoda, Cancellariidae) from Brazil

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LUIZ RICARDO L. SIMONE
ADOLPHO BIRMAN
(2006)
Volume
39
Part
2
Page from
141

Iphinopsis splendens is described for deep water off the Southeastern coast of Brazil, the main diagnostic characters are the more elongated shell outline; sculpture of broader threads; periostracum with an axial micro-sculpture and total reduction of umbilicus. Some anatomical information is given based on dry specimens, showing a very long and coiled stored proboscis, lack of radula and a well-developed,funnel-like jaw plate.

Keywords
Iphinopsis
new species
Brazil