Neptunea 14(2)

NP14-2-cover-bisShelling on Saint Martin, the ‘Friendly Island’. Part II: Shoreline shells – Polyplacophora, pp 1-4, pls I-VIII, text figures, by Frank Nolf.

Abstract: The present paper deals with the chitons collected by shoreline shelling along the coasts of St. Martin (Caribbean Sea) during several short trips in the past ten years.

Keywords: St. Martin, Polyplacophora, shoreline shelling. 

Trigonostoma damasoi Cossignani, 2015 a junior synonym of Trigonostoma gofasi Verhecken, 2007 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cancellariidae), pp 15-19, pls 17-19, text figures, by Frank Nolf.

Abstract: Recently, Trigonostoma damasoi (Cossignani, 2015) was described as a new species from Angola. Comparison with specimens of T. gofasi of the same type locality resulted in the decision that both refer to the same species. So, T. damasoi has to be regarded as a junior synonym of T. gofasi Verhecken, 2007.

Keywords: Trigonostoma, cancellariidae, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Angola, junior synonym.

Contribution to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XII. A new Alaerato C.N. Cate, 1977 from South Madagascar, pp 20-23, pl. 1, by Dirk Fehse.

Abstract: Recently available dredging material from South Madagascar reveals in the discovery of a further new Alaerato C.N. Cate, 1977. Alaerato rafamatanantsoai is briefly discussed with similar species. 

Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Eratoidae, recent, new species, Madagascar.

Contribution to the knowledge of the Eratoidae. XIII. New species from the Philippines, pp 24-35, pls 1-5, text figures, by Dirk Fehse.

Abstract: The Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project of the MNHN has resulted in the discovery of three new spectacular Eratoidae of the genera Alaerato C.N. Cate, 1977 and Cypraeerato F.A. Schilder, 1933. The new taxa are briefly discussed and compared with similar species.

Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Eratoidae, recent, new species, Philippines.