A new Mediterranean Skeneoides (Gastropoda: Skeneidae) from a shallow-water cave

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R. LA PERNA
(1998)
Volume
36
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4
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A new skeneimorph gastropod is described from a shallow-water cave in the Ustica Island (southern Tyrrhenian Sea), Skeneoides digeronimoi. It differs from S. exilissima (Philippi, 1844) and S. jeffreysi (Monterosato, 1872) by being almost lacking in spiral sculpture and is more high-spired. Although found as empty shells, S. digeronimoi n. sp. is believed to belong to the cave community, and not to the allochthonous shell material, also present within the cave.

Keywords
Skeneoides
Skeneidae
New species
Cave molluscs
Mediterranean.