|Last snails standing since the Early Pleistocene, a tale of Calliostomatidae (Gastropoda) living in deep-water coral habitats in the north-eastern Atlantic|Hoffman, L.; Beuck, L.; Van Heugten, B.; Lavaleye, M.; Freiwald, A. (2019). Last snails standing since the Early Pleistocene, a tale of Calliostomatidae (Gastropoda) living in deep-water coral habitats in the north-eastern Atlantic. Zootaxa 4613(1): 93-110. https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4613.1.4
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326; e-ISSN 1175-5334, meer
Calliostoma Swainson, 1840 [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]
Mollusca; Calliostoma; deep-water coral associations; NE Atlantic Ocean; Mediterranean Sea; systematics
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- Hoffman, L.
- Beuck, L.
- Van Heugten, B.
Three species in the gastropod genus Calliostoma are confirmed as living in Deep-Water Coral (DWC) habitats in the NE Atlantic Ocean: Calliostoma bullatum (Philippi, 1844), C. maurolici (Seguenza, 1876) and C. leptophyma Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1896. Up to now, C. bullatum was only known as fossil from Early to Mid-Pleistocene outcrops in DWC-related habitats in southern Italy; our study confirmed its living presence in DWC off Mauritania. A discussion is provided on the distribution of DWC-related calliostomatids in the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea from the Pleistocene to the present.