The vermetidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Hawaiian Islands

  title={The vermetidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Hawaiian Islands},
  author={M. Hadfield and E. Kay and M. Gillette and M. C. Lloyd},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  • M. Hadfield, E. Kay, +1 author M. C. Lloyd
  • Published 1972
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • The Hawaiian vermetid fauna comprises 8 species, 7 of which are here described as new. The generic distribution includes 5 species of Dendropoma and 1 each of Petaloconchus, Vermetus and Serpulorbis. The species descriptions rely little on conchology, stressing instead descriptions of animals, habitats and reproductive and developmental characteristics. Feeding is accomplished in all species by a combination of mucous nets and detrital collection by ctenidial cilia. Only in the single species… CONTINUE READING
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