A new Coralliophilid-like Muricid (Gastropoda, Muricldae) from the Coral Sea
Author & date of last revision: admin on 20 November 2011
Xastilia kosugei n.gen., n.sp. is described from depths of 250—300 m. on Capel Bank, a guyot in the Coral Sea, SW Pacific. The shell resembles those of the Coralliophilidae, but its radula is characteristic of the muricid subfamily Muricopsinae.
Muricidae, Coralliophilidae, convergence, endemism, Coral Sea.