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Caldasia

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Abstract

GIRALDO-CARDONA, ÁLVARO et al. The genus Echinolittorina Habe, 1956 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) from rocky shores of Colombian Pacific Coast. Caldasia [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.1, pp.157-164. ISSN 0366-5232.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/caldasia.v36n1.43897.

Shell characters were used to carry out a taxonomic analysis of 233 specimens of the family Littorinidae collected at rocky shores on the Colombian Pacific coast. The specimens were deposited in the Marine Biology Reference Collection-Universidad del Valle. The lots included in the study were from Valle del Cauca ( Malaga and Buenaventura bays), Cauca ( Gorgona Island) and Nariño ( Sanquianga National Natural Park) departments. Six species are reported in this work (Echinolittorina apicina, E. atrata, E. conspersa, E. dubiosa, E. paytensis, and E. Tenuistriata), although the family was previously thought to be represented in the Colombian Pacific coast by three species. To facilitate their identification, a morphological description of each species is also presented.

Keywords : Shell morphology; rocky shore; Colombian Pacific; intertidal; Mollusca.

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