New species of cone snail, Conus laccadivensis sp. nov.: (Gastropoda: Conidae) from the Islands of Lakshadweep Archipelago

Laxmilatha, P and Ameri, Shijin and Labeeb, K A and Ranjith, L and Kathirvelpandian, A (2021) New species of cone snail, Conus laccadivensis sp. nov.: (Gastropoda: Conidae) from the Islands of Lakshadweep Archipelago. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 44. pp. 1-7.

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    Abstract

    The present paper describes the cone snail, Conus laccadivensis sp. nov., based on the morphological and molecular characters of the materials collected from Kalpeni and Androth Islands of Lakshadweep Archipelago. The species closely resembles the tropical species Conus distans (Hwass in Bruguière (1792) which is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific regions. Morphologically C laccadivensis sp. nov., differs from C. distans in shell colour and spire characteristics. Conus laccadivensis sp. nov., possess distinct colour patterns with large and closely spaced coronations. The maximum likelihood clustering approaches using the mitochondrial genes such as COI, 16S rRNA and 12S rRNA revealed a separate genetic cluster confirming the newly identified species.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytochrome oxidase I, 16S rRNA; 12S rRNA; Conopeptides; Arabian Sea
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Genetics
    Molluscan Fisheries > Gastropods
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 08:27
    Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 08:27
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15119

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