Australian Museum Journal Review of the genera of the Barleeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Rissoacea)

Shortform:
Ponder, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(6): 231–281
Author(s):
Ponder, Winston F.
Year published:
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
Digitized:
30 January 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
320
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (76kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (14866kb PDF)

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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