Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan)
Online ISSN : 2189-7697
Print ISSN : 1348-2955
ISSN-L : 1348-2955
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Siphonochelus japonicus (A. Adams, 1863) and Siphonochelus nipponensis Keen & Campbell, 1964, and Their Intricate History with the Description of a New Siphonochelus Species from Mozambique (Gastropoda: Muricidae)
Roland Houart
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2017 Volume 75 Issue 1-4 Pages 27-38


The identity of Siphonochelus japonicus A. Adams, 1863 and S. nipponensis Keen & Campbell, 1964, both described from Japan, is discussed and updated. A neotype is here designated for S. japonicus. A new Siphonochelus species S. mozambicus is described from Mozambique and compared to the Japanese species, to S. arcuatus (Hinds, 1843) and S. pentaphasios (Barnard, 1959) both from South Africa, to S. rosadoi Houart, 1999 from Mozambique and to S. stillacandidus Houart, 1985 from Madagascar.

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