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The genus Eumetula (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Cerithiopsidae) in north European waters, with the description of a new species from the upper continental slope off Norway

  • Tore Høisæter (a1)

Eumetula vitrea, a new species of Cerithiopsidae, is described from the upper continental slope outside western Norway. The taxonomic status of the Eumetula species complex is discussed. While Eumetula arctica is a shelf species rarely found in sub-zero waters, E. vitrea is one of a group of species supposedly found only in negative temperature or water fluctuating between negative and positive temperatures (below ~570 m) in the bathyal around the Norwegian Sea.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: T. Høisæter, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, PO Box 7800, N-5020 Bergen, Norway email:
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