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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.84  suppl.4 Rio de Janeiro  1989 

Os gêneros Fasciolaria Lamarck, 1799 e Leucozonia Gray, 1847 no nordeste brasileiro (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Fasciolariidae)

Helena Matthews-Cascon1 

Henry Ramos Matthews1 

Carla Bender Kotzian2 

UFC, Laboratório de Ciências do Mar, Fortaleza, Brasil

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brasil


The genera Fasciolaria Lamarck, 1799 and Leucozonia Gray, 1847 are represented in Northeastern Brazil by three species. Fasciolaria aurantiaca Lamarck, 1816; Leucozonia ocellata (Gmelin, 1791) and Leucozonia nassa (Gmelin, 1791). The three species are described and illustrated. An identification key for all the above mentioned taxa is included, together with some ecological data. The anatomy and radula of Fasciolaria aurantiaca and Leucozonia nassa are described and illustrated. Polimorfism in Fasciolaria aurantiaca and Leucozonia nassa is discussed.

Key words: Gastropoda; Fasciolaria; Leucozonia; systematics-morphology


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