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On Melanochlamys Cheeseman, 1881, a Genus of the Aglajidae (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda)

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Title:On Melanochlamys Cheeseman, 1881, a Genus of the Aglajidae (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda)
Authors:Rudman, W.B.
LC Subject Headings:Sea slugs
Date Issued:Jan 1972
Publisher:University of Hawai’i Press
Citation:Rudman WB. 1972. On Melanochlamys Cheeseman, 1881, a genus of the Aglajidae (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda). Pac Sci 26(1): 50-62.
Abstract:ABSTRACT: Melanochlamys Cheeseman, 1881, long considered to be a synonym
of Aglaja Renier, 1807, is shown to be a distinct genus of the Aglajidae differing
from other genera in external body form, shape of shell, alimentary canal, and reproductive
system. Specimens of the type species, M. cylindrica Cheeseman, 1881,
are compared with M. lorrainae (Rudman, 1968), M. queritor (Burn, 1958), and
M. diomedea (Bergh, 1893).
It is suggested that Aglaja dubia O'Donoghue, 1929, A. ezoensis Baba, 1957,
A. henri Burn, 1969, A. nana Steinberg & Jones, 1960, and A. seurati Vayssiere,
1926, also belong to Melanochlamys.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 1, 1972

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