Description of the first anchialine gastropod from a Yucatán cenote, Teinostoma brankovitsi n. sp. (Caenogastropoda: Tornidae), including an emended generic diagnosis

Federico Rubio, Emilio Rolán, Katrine Worsaae, Alejandro Martinez, Brett C. Gonzalez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A new species of Teinostoma (Tornidae) is described from an under-investigated section of the anchialine cave system Cenote Crustacea, situated on the northeastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Teinostoma brankovitsi n. sp. is the first anchialine gastropod reported from the Yucatán Peninsula and the first record of the family from an anchialine cave. Specimens were found in chalky sediments riddled with orange bacterial patches, c. 450 m from the inland entrance pool, in complete darkness. Teinostoma brankovitsi has a circular, multispiral operculum with a central nucleus and does not have tentacles on the foot or opercular lobe. Specimens possess a taenioglossate radula with a central tooth broadly V-shaped and a serrated cutting area with two basal denticles. The diagnosis of Teinostoma is emended based on these new findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molluscan Studies
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Description of the first anchialine gastropod from a Yucatán cenote, Teinostoma brankovitsi n. sp. (Caenogastropoda: Tornidae), including an emended generic diagnosis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this