The genus Granulina (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) from the Turkish coasts with taxonomical notes on some Mediterranean species


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BOYER F., RENDA W., ÖZTÜRK B.

Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, cilt.37, ss.65-83, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12714/egejfas.37.1.09
  • Dergi Adı: Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.65-83

Özet

In the present study four Granulina species we recognized from the Turkish coasts: G. marginata (Bivona, 1832), G. occulta (Monterosato, 1869), G. boucheti Gofas, 1992 and G. melitensis Smriglio, Mariottini & Rufini, 1998. The high variability of the shell morphology is studied and «morphologic affinities» are comparatively analized, and two different complex of species are here recognised: the G. marginata/G. boucheti complex and the G. occulta/G. melitensis complex. Meanwhile, with our records the number of the species known from the research area has been increased to four with the addtion of G. boucheti and G. melitensis. The name Granulina guttula La Perna, 1999 is restored, being considered as not preoccuped by Erato guttula Sowerby, 1832. Granulina gubbiolii Smriglio & Mariottini, 1999 is here recognised as a junior synonym of Granulina minusculina (Locard, 1897).