|Lamellitrochus, a new genus of Solariellinae (Gastropoda: Trochidae), with descriptions of six new species from the western Atlantic Ocean|
Quinn, J.F. (1991). Lamellitrochus, a new genus of Solariellinae (Gastropoda: Trochidae), with descriptions of six new species from the western Atlantic Ocean. The Nautilus 105(3): 81-91
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring. ISSN 0028-1344
Biology > Organism morphology > Animal morphology
Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Shellfish > Marine organisms > Marine molluscs
Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Lamellitrochus Quinn, 1991 [WoRMS]; Solariellinae Powell, 1951 [WoRMS]; Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Lamellitrochus new genus is erected for eight western Atlantic species of Solariellinae. The genus is distinguished by having conicoturbinate shells with angular whorls, strong, usually lamelliform axial riblets that usually become obscure or are absent on last whorls; strong subsutural angulation bearing rounded, conical, or lamellate tubercles; strong, smooth to tuberculate peripheral carina; strong circumbasal carina; intritacalx-like outer shell layer; usually micropustules on early whorls; and radula lacking a lateromarginal plate. Included in Lamellitrochus are the type species, Margarita lamellosa. Solariella pourtalesi, and six new species: L. inceratus, L. carinatus, L. suavis, L. filosus, L. fenestratus , and L. bicoronatus.