A new Coralliophilid-like Muricid (Gastropoda, Muricldae) from the Coral Sea

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P. BOUCHET
R. HOUART
(1994)
Volume
35
Part
2
Page from
131

Xastilia kosugei n.gen., n.sp. is described from depths of 250—300 m. on Capel Bank, a guyot in the Coral Sea, SW Pacific. The shell resembles those of the Coralliophilidae, but its radula is characteristic of the muricid subfamily Muricopsinae.

Keywords
Muricidae
Coralliophilidae
convergence
endemism
Coral Sea.