Redescription and range extension of Turbo heisei (Gastropoda, Trochoidea), from the SW Atlantic
Daniel C. Cavallari & Luiz R. L. Simone
Universidade de São Paulo,Museu de Zoologia. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
The original description of Turbo heisei Prado, 1999 was based on two empty shells from the type locality (off Marataízes, Espírito Santo state, Brazil), leaving undescribed many details on conchological variation. The present study redescribes this species based on an extensive assemblage deposited in the malacology collection of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. In the light of new data, the species’ distribution and morphological variability are re-evaluated. We also take the opportunity to illustrate part of the type material and to provide a diagnosis and additional comparisons with sympatric congeners.
Cite as: Cavallari, D.C. & SimoneL.R.L. (2016) Redescription and range extension of Turbo heisei (Gastropoda, Trochoidea), from the SW Atlantic. Strombus 23(1–2): 09–16.
Publication date: 31 December 2016.