A rare and unusual new bittiine genus with two new species from the South Pacific (Cerithiidae, Gastropoda)

A new genus, Limatiumgen. n., and two new species, L. pagodulasp. n. and L. aureumsp. n. are described, found on outer slopes of barrier reefs and fringing reefs in the South Pacific. They are rare for cerithiids, which typically occur in large populations. The two new species are represented by 108 specimens sampled over a period of 30 years, only 16 of… CONTINUE READING