A new species of Callochiton, C. stefaniae n. sp., is identified in the framework of investigations aimed to better characterise the Strait of Messina benthic ecosystem. The new species, found in a peculiar facies of hard bottoms densely colonised by the hydrocoral Errina aspera (Linnaeus, 1767), is morphologically distinct from the co-generic Callochiton septemvalvis (Montagu, 1803), living in the Mediterranean Sea and along other European coasts, and C. doriae (Capellini, 1859), living only in the Mediterranean Sea.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Archiv für Molluskenkunde - International Journal of Malacology|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Dec 2017|