Neritopsis Atlantica Sarasua, a Prior Name for Neritopsis Finlayi Hoerle (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Robert C. Hoerle


One of the more unfortunate aspects of the current political isolation of Cuba by the United States is the resulting lack of scientific communication. Virtually no Cuban scientific literature is presently received in the United States, and presumably the same is true of U.S. literature in Cuba. Therefore, it is somewhat of a surprise to find that within the space of one year a Cuban and a "Norteamericano" described the first known Recent species of an otherwise Indo-Pacific molluscan genus from the Caribbean region (Sarasua, 1973, Hoerle, 1974).

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