Hermania indistincta comb. nov. (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) from the Barents Sea – new species and genus for the fauna of the Russian Seas

E.M. Chaban, I.O. Nekhaev & P.A. Lubin

Abstract. Hermania indistincta (Ohnheiser et Malaquias, 2013) comb. nov. is recorded for the first time for the Barents Sea and the Russian marine fauna. Based on the morphology of the studied specimens the diagnosis of the genus Hermania Monterosato, 1884 is emended. The taxonomic significance of the spiral shell sculpture in the genus Hermania is discussed.
Key words: molluscs, new records, Barents Sea, morphology, taxonomy, Cephalaspidea, Philinidae, Hermania indistincta

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2015, 24(2): 148–154  ▪  Published in print 25 December 2015

Open full article  


Bouchet Ph. 1975. Opisthobranches de profondeur de l’Ocean Atlantique. 1. Cephalaspidea. Cahiers de biologie marine, 16: 317–365.

Brown H.H. 1933–1934. A study of a tectibranch gastropod mollusk, Philine aperta (L.). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edin­burgh, 17(1): 179–210. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0080456800023103

Chaban E.M. 2000. Morphology and systematics of philinids (Opisthobranchia: Philinidae) of Northern and Far Eastern seas of Russia. In: Egorova E.N. (Ed.) Mollyuski: problemy sistematiki, ekologii i filogenii. Chetvertoe (trinadtsatoe) soveshchanie po izucheniyu mollyuskov (nazemnykh, presnovodnykh i morskikh) [Molluscs: problems of systematics, ecology and phylogeny. Fourth (Thirteenth) Conference on the Study of Molluscs (terrestrial, freshwater and marine)]. St Petersburg, 27–29 October, 1998. Abstracts of Communications. Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences: 152–154. St Petersburg. (In Russian).

Chaban E.M. & Chernyshev A.V. 2014. Opisthobranch cephalaspidean molluscs (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of Vostok Bay, Sea of Japan. Part 1. The Bulletin of the Russian Far East Malacological Society, 18: 41–62. (In Russian).

Chaban E.M. & Soldatenko E.V. 2009a. Comparative morphology of the hammer-shaped penises of two species of opisthobranch mollusks of the genus Philine Ascanius, 1772 (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea: Philinidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18(1): 5–10.

Chaban E.M. & Soldatenko E.V. 2009b. Description of a new genus Praephiline gen. nov. (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Philinidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18(2): 205–211.

Gosliner T.M. 1988. The Philinacea (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia) of Aldabra Atoll, with descriptions of five new species and a new genus. Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, 8: 79–100.

Habe T. 1950. Philinidae in Japan. In: Kuroda T. (Ed.) Illustrated Catalogue of Japanese shells, 8: 48–52. Society of Publication of Japanese Malacological Literature.

Habe T. 1955. A list of the Cephalaspid Opisthobranchia of Japan. Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan, 16–19: 54–79.

Habe T. 1958. On the shell-bearing opisthobranchiate molluscan fauna from off Choshi, Chiba Pref., Japan. Annotationes Zoologicae Japonenses, 31(2): 117–120.

Habe T. 1976. Eight new and little known cephalaspid Opisthobranchia from Japan. Venus, the Japanese Journal of Malacology, 35(4): 151–157.

Hori S. 2000. Cephalaspidea. In: Okutani T. (Ed.). Marine mollusks in Japan: 732–757. Tokyo: Tokai University Press.

Lemche H. 1956. The anatomy and histology of Cylichna (Gastropoda, Tectibranchia). Skrifter udgivet af Universitetets Zoologiske Museum, 16: 1–278.

Marcus Ev. & Marcus Er. 1969. Opisthobranchian and lamellarian dastropods collected by the “Vema”. American Museum Novitates, 2368: 1–32.

Martinell J. 1981. Euthyneura del Plioceno del Empordà (Girona). Descriptiva y sistemática. Acta Geològica Hispànica, 16(4): 223–233.

Monterosato M. 1884. Nomenclatura generica e specifica di alcune conchiglie Mediterranee. Palermo: Virzi. 152 p.

Nordsieck F. 1972. Die europäischen Meeresschnecken (Opisthobranchia mit Pyramidellidae; Rissoacea). Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag. 327 p.

Ohnheiser L.T. & Malaquias M.A. 2013. Systematic revision of the gastropod family Philinidae (Mollusca: Cephalaspidea) in the north-east Atlantic Ocean with emphasis on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 167: 273–326.https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12000

Oskars, T.R., Bouchet Ph. & Malaquias M.A. 2015. A new phylogeny of the Cephalaspidea (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) based on expanded taxon sampling and gene markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 89: 130–150.https://doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.011

Pilsbry H.A. 1895. Manual of Conchology; structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species, 16. Philadelphia. 262 p.

Poppe G. 2010. Philippine marine mollusks, 3. ConchBooks. 655 p.

Price R.M., Gosliner T.M. & Valdés A. 2011. Systematics and phylogeny of Philine (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), with emphasis on the Philine aperta species complex. The Veliger, 51(2): 1–58.

Pruvot-Fol A. 1954. Mollusques Opisthobranches. Faune de France. Paris: Federation Francaise des Societes de Sciences Naturelles. 448 p.

Rudman B. 1972. The genus Philine (Opisthobranchia, Gastropoda). Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 40: 171–187.

Sars G.O. 1878. Bidrag til kundskaben om Norges Arktiske Fauna. I. Mollusca regionis Arcticae Norvegiae. Christiania. 426 p.

Thompson T.E. 1976. Biology of opisthobranch mollusks, 1. London: The Ray Society. 207 p.

Valdés Á. 2008. Deep-sea “cephalaspidean” heterobranchs (Gastropoda) from the tropical southwest Pacific. In: Héros V., Cowie R.H. & Bouchet P. (Eds.). Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. Mémoires du Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle, 196: 587–792. Paris.

Volume, Year:
Vol. 28. 2019
Vol. 27. 2018
Vol. 26. 2017
Vol. 25. 2016
Vol. 24. 2015
Vol. 23. 2014
Vol. 22. 2013
Vol. 21. 2012
Vol. 20. 2011
Vol. 19. 2010
Vol. 18. 2009
Vol. 17. 2008
Vol. 16. 2007
Vol. 15. 2006
Vol. 14. 2005
Vol. 13. 2004
Vol. 12. 2003
Vol. 11. 2002
Vol. 10. 2001
Vol. 9. 2000
Vol. 8. 1999
Vol. 7. 1998
Vol. 6. 1997
Vol. 5. 1996
Vol. 4. 1995
Vol. 3. 1994
Vol. 2. 1993
Vol. 1. 1992
Suppl. 2. 2018