Annulobalcis aurisflamma, a new species of Eulimidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia) parasitic on a crinoid from Brazil

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L. R. L. SIMONE
C. M. MARTINS
(1995)
Volume
35
Part
3
Page from
223

A new species of Eulimidae, Annulobalcis aurisflamma, an ectoparasite on the crinoid Tropiometra carinata (Lamarck, 1816) is described from the Ubatuba coast, São Paulo, Brazil. Diagnostic anatomical characteristics of this species include the mantle colour, female period with penis persistence and a dorsal projection of the inner wall of proboscis, near the proboscis opening.

Keywords
Annulobalcis Prosobranchia
Eulimoidea
Anatomy
Ectoparasitism
Tropiometra carinata
Crinoidea
Brazil.