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Kaiparapelta askewi McLean & Harasewych, 1995

140878  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140878)

accepted
Species
marine
McLean J.H. & Harasewych M.G. (1995). Review of Western Atlantic species of Cocculinid and Pseudococculinid limpets, with descriptions of new species (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia). <i>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science</i>, 453: 1-33, available online at http://www.nhm.org/site/sites/default/files/pdf/contrib_science/CS453.pdf
page(s): 28 [details]   
Note Off South Carolina, 32°43.68'N, 78°05.72'W,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Off South Carolina, 32°43.68'N, 78°05.72'W, 198 m [details]
Distribution Western Atlantic, off South Carolina in ca. 200 m. Central North Atlantic: Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis...  
Distribution Western Atlantic, off South Carolina in ca. 200 m. Central North Atlantic: Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 260-380 m. Eastern Atlantic: Canary Is,, Gran Canaria, rare in 195-215 m. Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 165-335 m. [details]
MolluscaBase (2019). MolluscaBase. Kaiparapelta askewi McLean & Harasewych, 1995. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140878 on 2019-07-21
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original description McLean J.H. & Harasewych M.G. (1995). Review of Western Atlantic species of Cocculinid and Pseudococculinid limpets, with descriptions of new species (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia). <i>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science</i>, 453: 1-33, available online at http://www.nhm.org/site/sites/default/files/pdf/contrib_science/CS453.pdf
page(s): 28 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Warén A. & Gofas S. (1996). <i>Kaiparapelta askewi</i> Mc Lean & Harasewych, 1995 (Gastropoda: Pseudococculinidae): a spongivorous cocculiniform limpet and a case of remarkable convergence in radular morphology. <i>Haliotis 25</i>: 107-116 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology Type of larval development: Short planktonic, non-planktotrophic.
Habitat: In canals and crevices inside large sponges (e.g. Pachastrella monilifera on Meteor group seamounts), [details]

Diagnosis Shell limpet-shaped, up to 5 mm in diameter, low to moderately high conical, highly variable in contour and often adjusting to the shape of the substrate, becoming distorted and irregular. Protoconch small, of ca. one whorl with globose nucleus and constricted distal part, sculptured with irregularly shaped tubercles, some of them fused to form a spiral pattern. Teleoconch with a very characteristic sculpture of small pustules aligned along two oblique directions to form a quincunx pattern. Colour white.

Living animal with an unusually large head provided with two short cephalic tentacles and a snout, but no eyes. Mouth very small, terminal on the snout. Foot small, discoidal, flanked on each side with a pair of small epipodial tentacles. The pallial margin forms a rim which has a crimson colour on living animals, the remainder of soft parts colourless.
 [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic, off South Carolina in ca. 200 m. Central North Atlantic: Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 260-380 m. Eastern Atlantic: Canary Is,, Gran Canaria, rare in 195-215 m. Gorringe, Josephine, Ampère and Seine seamounts, rare in 165-335 m. [details]

Type locality Off South Carolina, 32°43.68'N, 78°05.72'W, 198 m [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]