Taxonomic puzzle of Propebela arctica (A. Adams, 1855) (Gastropoda, Mangeliidae) – six different species under single name

Alexei V. Merkuljev

Abstract


Bela arctica A. Adams, 1855 has a complicated and confusing taxonomic history. Grant and Gale [1931] considered “Defrancia viridula Fabricius” Møller, 1842, Bela kobelti Verkrüzen, 1876, “Bela viridula Møller” G.O. Sars, 1878, and Lora tenuilirata cymata Dall, 1919 as its synonyms. It is demonstrated that Propebela arctica sensu Grant and Gale is a group of six species belonging to four genera. It is proposed to consider the following species as separate: Propebela arctica (A. Adams, 1855); Curtitoma finmarchia (Friele, 1886) comb. nov. [=“Defrancia viridula Fabricius” Møller, 1842]; Curtitoma georgossiani sp. nov. [=“Bela viridula Møller” G.O. Sars, 1878 (part)]; Granotoma kobelti (Verkrüzen, 1876) comb. nov., Granotoma tumida (Posselt, 1898) comb. nov. [=“Bela viridula Møller” G.O. Sars, 1878 (part)], and Obesotoma cymata (Dall, 1919). In addition, in this work for the first time Curtitoma livida comb. nov. is recorded from Russian waters.

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