Abstract

Nine new eulimid gastropods belonging to the genera Hypermastus Pilsbry, 1899 and Turveria Berry, 1956 are described. Fifteen more eulimids, previously mainly classified in Eulima Risso, 1826 and without known hosts are transfered to Hypermastus based on shell characters. The species with known hosts are parasitic exclusively on clypeasteroid sea urchins (sand dollars) and parasitise the hosts by penetrating the test with their proboscis and ingesting fluid from the vascular system or the gonads of the host. The snails live on their hosts for periods of a few days and dwell in the sediment most of the time.

 
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Short Form
Warén and Crossland, 1991, Rec. Aust. Mus. 43(1): 85–112
Author
Anders Warén; M. R. Crossland
Year
1991
Title
Revision of Hypermastus Pilsbry, 1899 and Turveria Berry, 1956 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Eulimidae), two genera parasitic on sand dollars
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
43
Issue
1
Start Page
85
End Page
112
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.43.1991.42
Language
English
Date Published
22 March 1991
Cover Date
22 March 1991
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA; TAXONOMY
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02 December 2008
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
42
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