A new species of Bathytoma (Gastropoda: Borsoniidae) from the Philippines

John K. Tucker, Baldomero M. Olivera

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A new species of Borsoniidae, Bathytoma gordonlarki new species, is described from the Philippines. Specimens were collected in tangle nets in 300-500 m off Balut Island, which is located on the eastern side of the Celebes Sea. The new species is similar to B. boholica, a species collected in the central :Philippines. However, B. gordonlarki has a broader body and a larger spire angle than B. boholica. The discovery of this species is important because it demonstrates that even in areas where the fauna has been studied there remains undiscovered diversity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


  • INHS
  • Conoidea
  • Balut island
  • Tangle nets
  • Mollusca

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science


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