On the identity of Conus anaglypticus, Conus baccatus, Conus selenae and Conus yemanjae

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DANKER L. N. VINK
(1984)
Volume
31
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6
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Conus anaglypticus Crosse, occurring along the northern coast of Puerto Rico, is a valid species distinct from Conus mindanus Hwass in Bruguière. It can be distinguished from Conus selenae Van Mol, Tursch & Kempf by the rather sharp shoulder of the body whorl and the smooth tops of the spire whorls. Conus baccatus Sowerby III is only known from the holotype, which shows similarities with certain specimens of C. selenae, but cannot be identified unequivocally with that species. If further collections would confirm conspecificity, C. selenae must be considered a junior synonym of C. baccatus. Conus selenae Van Mol, Tursch & Kempf is tentatively maintained as a valid species occurring along the northern and northeastern coast of Brazil. Conus yemanjae Van Mol, Tursch & Kempf is a form of C. selenae with large granules on the shoulder of the body whorl and on the margin of some earlier whorls.