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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 1     (Pages: 189-197)

A New Record of Morula anaxares with a Description of the Radula of Three Other Species from Goa, Central West Coast of India (Gastropoda: Muricidae)

Jyoti V. Kumbhar 1 ,Chandrashekher U. Rivonker 2

1 National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR), Dona Paula, Goa, 403-004, I
2 Department of Marine Sciences, Goa University, Taleigao Plateau, Goa 403206, India
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_1_22 Viewed : 3807 - Downloaded : 3943 The present paper describes a new record of Morula anaxares (Kiener 1835) (Muricidae) from Goa, Central West coast of India aided by spiral cord ontogeny, aperture morphology of shell and SEM of radula. This species was previously reported from Andaman, Nicobar, Lakshadweep and Madras coasts. In addition, detailed structures of radula of other three species namely Orania subnodulosa (Melvill 1893), Semiricinula konkanensis (Melvill 1893) and Purpura bufo Lamarck 1822 from Goa are described for the first time using SEM photographs. Keywords : Muricidae, Goa, new record, taxonomic diagnosis, radula, SEM