Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan)
Online ISSN : 2189-7697
Print ISSN : 1348-2955
ISSN-L : 1348-2955
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Two New Calagrassor (Gastropoda: Buccinidae) from Japan and Adjacent Waters
Koen FraussenMitsuo ChinoPeter Stahlschmidt
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2017 Volume 75 Issue 1-4 Pages 17-25


Two new species of the genus Calagrassor Kantor et al., 2013 are described. Calagrassor analogus n. sp. is distributed in Japan, the East China Sea and Taiwan, and has been previously confused with Aulacofusus hiranoi (Shikama, 1962). Differences in protoconch morphology serve to distinguish C. analogus n. sp. from A. hiranoi and differences in sculpture serve to distinguish this new species from C. aldermenensis (Powell, 1971) and C. hayashii (Shikama, 1971). A second and hitherto unknown species is described from Japanese waters as Calagrassor hagai n. sp. Differences in spiral and axial sculpture serve to distinguish it from other known species in the genus.

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