|New species of Gaza, Mirachelus, Calliotropis, and Echinogurges (Gastropoda: Trochidae) from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean|
Quinn, J.F. (1991). New species of Gaza, Mirachelus, Calliotropis, and Echinogurges (Gastropoda: Trochidae) from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean. The Nautilus 105(4): 166-172
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring. ISSN 0028-1344
Biology > Organism morphology > Animal morphology
Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
Gastropoda [WoRMS]; Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815 [WoRMS]
Five new species of Trochidae from the northwestern Atlantic Ocean are described. Gaza olivacea, from the northern coast of South America, is similar to G. superba. Mirachelus acanthus, known only from Bermuda, most resembles M. clinocnemus. Calliotropis globosa, from off the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Jamaica, and the northeastern coast of South America from Venezuela to Suriname, is most similar to C. actinophora. Calliotropis dentata, known only by the holotype from off Venezuela, is most similar to C. persculpta from off South Africa. Echinogurges tuberculatus, from off eastern Florida, the Straits of Florida, and the northern Bahamas, is most similar to E. clavatus.