Redescription of Coriocella nigra de Blainville 1825 and Chelyonotus tonganus Quoy and Gaimard 1832 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Lamellariidae).

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W. WELLENS M.D.
(1998)
Volume
36
Part
2
Page from
43

On the basis of a single specimen from the island of Mauritius, de Blainville described Coriocella nigra as a new species. Quoy and Gaimard made no distinction between this species and Chelyonotus tonganus, from the island of Tonga in the South Pacific. With the help of the museums of natural sciences of Paris and Berlin and observations of seven living specimens of C. nigra and four living specimens of Chel. tonganus, a redescription of these two lamellarids is given.

Keywords
Coriocella nigra de Blainoille
1825
Chelyonotus tonganus Quoy & Gaimard
1832
Lamellariidae
Taxonomy
Redescription.