Abstract

Tegulaherpia tasmanica Salvini-Plawen is herein redescribed and illustrated from 22 individuals collected in Bass Strait and expands the original text diagnosis to include illustrations. Similarities between Tegulaherpia, which belongs to the Lepidomeniidae, and the written description and figures of Lepidomenia hystrix Marion & Kowalevsky, the nominate species for which there is no known type, suggests synonymy. Nineteen individuals of Ocheyoherpia trachia n.sp. were collected at diving depths from Macquarie Island. It is the second species to be described in the previously monotypic subantarctic genus Ocheyoherpia Salvini-Plawen and differs from O. lituifera in its shorter epidermal spicules, dorsal carina, size of radula, number of copulatory spicules and their relationship to the large copulatory spicule glands, a large dorsal sinus, and thin cuticle. Familial status is shown to be uncertain. In both T. tasmanica and O. trachia the morphology of hard parts (epidermal spicules, radula, and copulatory spicules) is emphasized. The reproductive system is described for T. tasmanica

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Scheltema, 1999, Rec. Aust. Mus. 51(1): 23–31
Author
A. H. Scheltema
Year
1999
Title
Two solenogaster molluscs, Ocheyoherpia trachia n.sp. from Macquarie Island and Tegulaherpia tasmanica Salvini-Plawen from Bass Strait (Aplacophora: Neomeniomorpha)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
51
Issue
1
Start Page
23
End Page
31
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.51.1999.1266
Language
English
Date Published
06 July 1999
Cover Date
06 July 1999
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA; TAXONOMY; OCEAN: SOUTHERN
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06 July 1999
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06 July 1999
Reference Number
1266
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