On the identity of ‘Columbella rustica’ from West Africa and the Macaronesian islands
Bulletin Zoologisch Museum , Volume 13 - Issue 6 p. 65- 70
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.