Neptunea 9(2)

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Hitchhiking veligers of Ctenoides scabra (Born, 1778) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Limidae) from the Bahamas in Dorset (UK), pp.1-2, pl. I-IV, by Graham Saunders

Specimens of Ctenoides scabra (Born, 1778) were introduced from the Bahamas in the waters off South Dorset, UK, picked up by local fishermen and kept in salt-water aquariums.

Keywords: Mollusca, Bivalvia, LIMIDAE, Ctenoides scabra, Dorset, UK.

Anadara inaequivalvis (Bruguière, 1789) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Arcidae) a new invasive species in the eastern Atlantic waters of W France, p. 7, pl. I-VI, by Frank Nolf

Dozens of specimens of Anadara inaequivalvis were found in an oyster farm in the Morbihan, W France at the end of 2003. They were probably introduced with spat from the Mediterranean. This is a new invasive species in the East Atlantic waters of France.

Keywords: Mollusca, Bivalvia, ARCIDAE, invasive species, W France.

Some critical notes about the introduction of the subspecies Zonaria pyrum nigromarginata Deprez & Govaert, 2009 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Cypraeidae), pp.14-15, pl. I-XII, by Frank Nolf

The subspecies Zonaria pyrum nigromarginata from the south Atlantic coasts of the Iberian Peninsula introduced by Deprez & Govaert (2009) should be regarded as merely a form of this very variable species.

Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, CYPRAEIDAE, Zonaria pyrum nigromarginata, subspecies, form.

Turritella nzimaorum Ryall & Vos, 2010 a junior synonym of Turritella caelata Mörch in Dunker, 1858, p. 28-29, pl. I-III, by Frank Nolf & Johan Verstraeten

Recently,P.Ryall& C. Vos (2010) described a new species of Turritella from western Africa. This species was compared with other similar representatives of the genus Turritella but the authors failed to notice the existence of Turritella caelata Mörch in Dunker, 1858 a species from the Gulf of Guinea with the same characteristics as those of T. nzimaorum Ryall & Vos, 2010. Because of the unmistakable likeness with the type and the original figures of T. caelata, the name T. nzimaorum is rejected as taxon.

Keywords: Mollusca, Gastropoda, TURRITELLIDAE, Turritella caelata, Turritella nzimaorum, junior synonym.