A new North Atlantic species of Beringius, (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) with comments on B. turtoni

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ANDERS WARÉN
SHELAGH M. SMITH
(2006)
Volume
39
Part
2
Page from
185

A new species of Beringius (Buccinidae), B. bogasoni is described from the northernmost North Atlantic bathyal zone. It is compared to its nearest congener, B. turtoni (Bean, 1834), whose distribution, nomenclature
and variation is revised for comparative purposes. Beringius bogasoni is a carnivore and scavenger; sea-anemone and unidentified animal tissues were found in its gut.

Keywords
Gastropoda
new species
North Atlantic
Buccinidae
Beringius.