A new species of the genus Caecum (Prosobranchia: Mesogastropoda) from southern Brazil

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R. S. ABSALÃO
(1994)
Volume
35
Part
2
Page from
137

A new species of Caecum have been found on the Southeastern Brazilian coast, between 21°–23° S. Caecum (Elephantulum) massambabensis n.sp. is diagnosed by its size (6mm), increasing diameter towards aperture, absence of spiral sculpture and dominance of very fine longitudinal striae.

Keywords
Taxonomy
Brazil
Mesogastropoda
Caecidae
Caecum
Elephantulum.