The genus Vitrea in Ibiza

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A. NORRIS
C. R. C. PAUL
A. RIEDEL
(1988)
Volume
33
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1
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The shells, anatomy and distribution of two species of Vitrea, one new and both endemic to Ibiza, are described. V. striata nov. is characterized by a strongly striate, perforate shell with shouldered whorls and a step-like spire. The vagina is surrounded by a gland in the middle third and the spermatheca is long and cylindrical. It is only known from Cala Sant Vicens. V. gasulli Riedel & Paul has a smooth perforate shell with more evenly rounded but also somewhat shouldered whorls, a vagina surrounded by a gland near its apex and an elongate pyriform spermatheca. V. gasulli is common and widespread in Ibiza.