Check List 6(4): 648-651, doi: 10.15560/6.4.648
Mollusca, Bivalvia, Cuspidariidae, Plectodon braziliensis (E. A. Smith, 1915) n. comb.: record of the genus for the South Atlantic, off Brazil
expand article infoDaniel M. Pimpão, Inga L. Veitenheimer-Mendes, Fabrizio Scarabino
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An analysis of bivalves shells collected off the coast of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and specimens of scientific collections, identified as Cuspidaria braziliensis E. A. Smith, 1915 was made. From the examination of syntypes of C. braziliensis and the type species of the genus Plectodon Carpenter, 1864, a redescription was made and it is proposed to transfer the species to the genus Plectodon, resulting in the new combination Plectodon braziliensis (E.A. Smith, 1915). This is the first record of a Plectodon species for the South Atlantic.
Mollusca; Bivalvia