Conassiminea, a new genus of the Assimineidae (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) from Southeastern Australia

Hiroshi Fukuda, Winston F. Ponder

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A new genus of Assimineidae, Conassiminea, is described from estuarine habitats in southeastern Australia (New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria). Two new species, C. studderti and C. zheni, are included in the genus, the former being the type species. Conassiminea is distinct from all other assimineid genera in two autapomorphies in the female reproductive system: the seminal receptacle has two ducts and the bursal duct is extremely wide. The phylogenetic relationships of the new genus were examined using a morphological dataset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Molluscan Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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