Abstract

The Barleeidae, a family of minute, marine rissoacean gastropods, is diagnosed and distinguished from the Rissoidae, with which it has usually been associated and with which it is convergent, particularly in shell form. Two subfamilies are recognized, the Barleeinae, containing five genera, two of which are new, and the Anabathrinae, containing 8 genera, one of which is new. The anatomy of several species in both subfamilies is described and the evolution of the female genitalia, in particular, is discussed. The shells, radulae, opercula and, where known, features of the head-foot and anatomy are described for each genus and typical species listed. The Barleeinae is centred in the warm-temperate and tropical eastern Pacific and the Anabathrinae in Australasia. The relationship of the Barleeidae to other families in the lower mesogastropods is briefly discussed.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ponder, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(6): 231–281
Author
Winston F. Ponder
Year
1983
Title
Review of the genera of the Barleeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Rissoacea)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
35
Issue
6
Start Page
231
End Page
281
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.320
Language
English
Date Published
30 December 1983
Cover Date
30 December 1983
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA
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30 January 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
320
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