Neptunea 5(1)

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The Stromboid subgenus Laevistrombus (Mollusca: Strombidae) and its occurrence in the Solomon Islands, pp.1-3, plates I-VI + maps by David Monsecour & Kevin Monsecour.

A brief overview of the Stromboid subgenus Laevistrombus Kira, 1955 is given and its situation in the Solomon Islands is discussed. A new record for the already rich fauna of the Solomon Islands is added with the first find of Strombus (Laevistrombus) guidoi Man in ‘t Veld & De Turck, 1998.

Key words: MOLLUSCA, GASTROPODA, STROMBIDAE, Strombus, Laevistrombus, Solomon Islands.

On the distribution of Colubraria canariensis Nordsieck & Talavera, 1979, pp.9-10, figs 1-9 by David Monsecour & Kevin Monsecour.

The distribution of Colubraria canariensis Nordsieck & Talavera, 1979 is discussed and its occurrence in São Tomé is confirmed. Moreover, its status is commented and it is once again re-established as a full, separate species.

Key words: GASTROPODA, COLUBRARIIDAE, Colubraria canariensis, distribution, taxonomic position, western Africa.

Afrocardium richardi (Audouin, 1826) alive on Spondylus spinosus Schreibers, 1793 in the Gulf of Iskenderun (Eastern Mediterranean Sea), pp.13-14, figs 1-2 by Christiane Delongueville and Roland Scaillet.

Record of the lessepsian Cardiidae Afrocardium richardi (Audouin, 1826) alive between the lamellae of the upper valve of a Spondylus spinosus Schreibers, 1793 collected in front of Yumurtalik harbour (Gulf of Iskenderun, Eastern Mediterranean Sea).

Key words:  Mollusca, Bivalvia, Cardiidae, Afrocardium richardi, Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

A critical study of the samples of “Lima inflata” (Bivalvia: Pectinoidea: Limidae) from the ‘Atlantide’-expedition (1945-1946), pp.15-32, plates I-XI + figs. + map by Frank Nolf.

After a critical investigation of the samples dredged by the ‘Atlantide’-expedition (1945-46) along the coast of West Africa, it appears that three species of the family Limidae are represented in the so-called ‘Lima inflata’-shells, identified by Maurice Nicklès.

Key words: Limaria tuberculata, Limaria hians, Limea loscombii, Limidae, ‘Atlantide’-expedition.