Caecidae (Gastropoda) collected by the research vessel Marion-Dufresne in southeastern Brazil
Silvio F. B. Lima¹, Luiz R. L. Simone² & Carmen R. P. Guimarães²
¹ Laboratório de Bentos Costeiro, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Aracaju, SE, Brazil.
² Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Caecidae is a family of marine microgastropods that typically inhabit a multitude of shallow water ecosystems (Tunnel et al. 2010; Redfern 2013), feeding mainly on organic detritus (Pizzini & Nofroni 2001). Caecids collected from the continental slope are generally studied based only on worn shells (Folin 1880; Moore 1972; Pizzini & Nofroni 2001; present study), which supports the hypothesis that the group is uncommon (Di Geronimo et al. 1995) and probably allochthonous in deep waters (Moore 1972), as observed in the Atlantic Ocean. (…)
Cite as: Lima S.F.B., Simone L.R.L. & Guimarães C.R.P. (2015) Caecidae (Gastropoda) collected by the research vessel Marion-Dufresne in southeastern Brazil. Strombus 22(1–2): 1–4.
Publication date: 31 December 2015.