The anatomy of Cylindrotis quadrasi form Okinawa Island, Japan and the subfamilial position of the genus Cylindrotis möllendorff, 1895 (Archaeopulmonata

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Cylindrotis quadrasi Mollendorff, 1895, the type species of the ellobiid genus Cylindrotis, was collected from Okinawa Island, southwest Japan. This is the first record of C. quadrasi in Japan and the third in the world. The anatomical characters of this species, i.e. shell, head-foot, pallial cavity, radula, stomach, reproductive system, and central nervous system, are described in detail for the first time. The significance of these observations is discussed and the subfamilial position of Cylindrotis is reconsidered. Cylindrotis was included in the Pythiinae, the most primitive group of the Ellobiidae, based on the conchological characters alone. However, the male and female tracts of the reproductive system are entirely separated, and other internal organs exhibit highly derived conditions. Accordingly, Cylindrotis is transferred from the Pythiinae to the Ellobiinae. Among the genera of the latter subfamily, Cylindrotis seems to be allied to Blauneria Shuttleworth, 1854 and Lcucophytia Winckworth, 1949.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-81
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Molluscan Studies
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

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reproductive system
Neurology
Anatomy
Japan
anatomy
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Radula
nervous system
central nervous system
Primitive Group
developing countries
cavity
stomach
shell
Shell
Cavity
Internal
Form
Character

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  • Applied Mathematics
  • Ecology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Aquatic Science

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