Abstract

A new monotypic family is created for Emblanda emblematica (Hedley), a minute rissoacean gastropod from south-eastern Australia. It is unique in the Rissoacea in possessing a triseriate radula and a penial sheath behind the hypobranchial gland. The alimentary canal is modified for specialized feeding on Foraminifera, especially the wide, simple oesophagus, the spacious stomach with an elongate posterior chamber and the very reduced crystalline style. The female has a glandular section of the oviduct behind the albumen gland, which is of importance in separating Emblanda from the related family, Barleeidae.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Ponder, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(6): 343–351
Author
Winston F. Ponder
Year
1985
Title
The anatomy and relationships of Emblanda emblematica (Hedley) (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Emblandidae n.fam.)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
37
Issue
6
Start Page
343
End Page
351
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.331
Language
English
Date Published
23 December 1985
Cover Date
23 December 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: MESOGASTROPODA; TAXONOMY
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31 January 2007
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
331
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