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Type: Article
Published: 2019-02-28
Page range: 151–153
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A taxonomic review of janthinid gastropod molluscs from California Current Waters off the west coast of North America

Department of Biological Science, California State University, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton CA 92831.
Mollusca janthinid gastropod molluscs


Taxonomic characterization of janthinid gastropods, morphological characteristics, oceanic habitat and occurrence in coastal waters off the west coast of North America are reviewed. The two species (Janthina umbilicata and J. janthina) recorded from west coast waters are described and their shell morphologies illustrated.