The point on Opaliopsis atlantis (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) distribution: new data from the Mediterranean and implications

  title={The point on Opaliopsis atlantis (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) distribution: new data from the Mediterranean and implications},
  author={Salvatore Giacobbe and Walter Renda},
Specimens of the rare amphi-Atlantic epitoniid Opaliopsis atlantis have been recorded in the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean) from a hydrozoan stylasterid-rich habitat. The record, which adds a new site to the sporadic occurrences of this prevalently deep-water species, may be considered the first contextualized report from Mediterranean Sea. Opaliopsis atlantis displays a planktotrophic larval development functional for long-range colonization of favorable habitats. Its discontinuous… 


Dead specimens of an initially undetermined Parviturbo species were sampled during the EGA95 Cruise, from the Marettimo Valley, Western Sicily. Once reconsidered, the specimens were assigned to the



Taxonomic review of the genus Opaliopsis (Gastropoda: Nystiellidae) from Brazil, with description of a new species

A new species, Opaliopsis cearense, is described from the north-eastern Brazilian coast, and is distinguished by its large number of fine spiral cords per teleoconch whorl.

Nystiellidae (Gastropoda: Epitonioidea) Collected During the REVIZEE Program/Northeast Brazil with Descriptions of New Species and a Checklist of the Family from the Atlantic Coast of South America

Three nystiellids unknown to science, belonging to the genera Eccliseogyra and Papuliscala, are presented herein based on shell morphology and their geographic and bathymetric distribution based on data from the literature is presented.

Distribution patterns and dispersal of prosobranch gastropods along a seamount chain in the Atlantic Ocean

  • J. H. LealP. Bouchet
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • 1991
Based on qualitative data on prosobranch gastropods present at eight seamounts and islands of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain off the eastern coast of Brazil, similarities at the species level

The association between a deep-sea gastropod Pedicularia sicula (Caenogastropoda: Pediculariidae) and its coral host Errina dabneyi (Hydrozoa: Stylasteridae) in the Azores

The pediculariids exhibited a high degree of plasticity and produced evident traces on the stylasterid skeletons at their fixation points, suggesting that they are ectoparasites and not predators of E. dabneyi.

Mollusca from a species-rich deep-water Leptometra community in the Alboran Sea

An exceptional species richness for Mollusca was found on Avempace bank, Djibouti group, Alboran Sea, where the most abundant species was the crinoid Leptometra phalangium.

Coralliophiline diversity at mid-Atlantic seamounts (Neogastropoda, Muricidae, Coralliophilinae)

The coralliophiline species found on the seamounts showed evidence of planktotrophic larval development; at least two are amphiatlantic, which illustrates the role of the seams as stepping stones in transoceanic dispersal.

Opaliopsis atlantis (Clench & Turner, 1952) (Gastropoda: Epitoniidae) found on an actiniarian in the Mediterranean Sea.

EnglishA live specimen of Opaliopsis atlantis was found attached to an actiniarian (sea-anemone) in deep Maltese waters italianoSi segnala il ritrovamento dell�epitoniide Opaliopsis atlantis

Illustrated checklist of the infralittoral molluscs off Vila Franca do Campo

A list of the molluscan species dredged during the 3 rd International Workshop of Malacology and Marine Biology is presented and almost all species are illustrated to provide a guide to the species which may occur as beach drift and others which naturally range up into the intertidal.

Molluschi del mar Tirreno centrale. Contributo XII. Segnalazione di due rari Epitoniidae batiali per le coste laziali: (Gastropoda, Ptenoglossa)

EnglishTwo Atlantic deep-water Epitoniidae, PaPliliscala cerithielloides Bouchet & Waren, 1986 and Opaliopsis atlantis (Clench & Turner, 1952), are recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. The tWo