Notes on the Fauna of the Chipola Formation- VII on the Occurrence of the Genus Concholepas (Gastropoda: Thaididae), With the Description of a New Species

Emily H. Vokes


The bizarre gastropod genus Concholepas Lamarck, 1801 (type species: Concholepas peruviana Lamarck, 1801,=Buccinum concholepas Bruguiere, 1789) today is confined to the coast of southern Peru and Chile, where it inhabits the same ecologic niche as the abalone further north, and Purpura patula (Linne) in the tropics; that is to say, it clings to surf-battered rocks by means of its extremely muscular foot.

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