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The Cyclostremellidae, a New Family of Prosobranch Mollusks

Author: Moore, Donald R.

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 16, Number 3, September 1966 , pp. 480-484(5)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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A new family of minute gastropods is described for the genus Cyclostremella. The family consists of about three species of marine gastropods found on both coasts of North America. Special characters are a heterostrophic protoconch, planispiral shell, elevated dorsal channel, and paucispiral operculum. Anatomy of the soft parts is as yet unknown.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 1966

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