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Cones taken off Wallis and Futuna Islands, South-West Pacific (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Conidae)

Robert G. MOOLENBEEK & Dieter RÖCKEL

en Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 18 (3-4) - Pages 387-400

Published on 08 January 1997

Deep-water benthos off Wallis and Futuna Islands was sampled by dredging and trawling during the MUSORSTOM 7 expedition in 1992. Twenty eight species of the genus Conus were obtained, some of which had been translocated from shallow into deeper water. Four species remain unidentified and eighteen represent new regional records, the total number of Conus species recorded from this archipelago now standing at fifty-three. Conus pacificus n.sp., from 295-600 m, and C. neptunus futunaensis n.ssp., from 370-455 m, are described.
Keywords :
Gastropoda, Conidae, Pacific, Wallis & Futuna Islands, systematics, new records, new species, new subspecies