On the identity of ‘Columbella rustica’ from West Africa and the Macaronesian islands
Difference in protoconch structure is the reason to consider Columbella rustica (Linné, 1758) and Columbella adansoni Menke, 1853 as distinct species. C. adansoni is the East Atlantic species with a planktotrophic larval development, restricted to the Macaronesian islands. Columbella rustica is the Mediterranean and West African species with direct development.
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Moolenbeek, R.G, & Hoenselaar, H.J. (1991). On the identity of ‘Columbella rustica’ from West Africa and the Macaronesian islands. Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, 13(6), 65–70.