additional sourceOliverio M. & Gofas S. (2006). Coralliophiline diversity at mid-Atlantic seamounts (Neogastropoda, Muricidae, Coralliophilinae). <i>Bulletin of Marine Science 79(1)</i>: 205-230[details]
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Biology Type of larval development: planktotrophic, inferred from multispiral protoconch. [details] Diagnosis Protoconch of ca. 3.3 whorls, usually eroded on adults, with sculpture formed by two spiral keels and small, interrupted axial riblets. Teleoconch of ca. 6 whorls, with conical spire. Spire whorls very strongly keeled, with an incised suture; body whorl convex in the area bordering abapically the keel, then somewhat constricted towards the siphonal canal. Sculpture on the teleoconch whorls consisting of low, irregular and rugose spiral cords; the early whorls bear low and broad axial folds which tend to disappear on the body whorl; the shoulder keel bears ragged projections delimiting a concave surface between the keel and the suture. Siphonal canal long, twisted, open, with an imbricate fasciole enclosing a narrow umbilical chink on large specimens.
Aperture gradually tapering towards siphonal canal, rounded adapically; outer lip simple, with smooth edge, forming a shallow inwards embayment on the adapical side, orthocline. Ground colour ivory white, inside the aperture bright white. Babelomurex atlantidis Oliverio & Gofas, 2006 differs in being smaller, with distinct scaly spiral cords instead of smoothish cords with an eroded aspect in B. sentix. [details] Distribution Lesser Antilles; the Azores; Great Meteor, Hyères, Irving and Atlantis seamounts, moderately common in 320-790 m; occasional in the Western Mediterranean [details] Type locality St. Vincent, Lesser Antilles, 13°13.9'N, 61°04.7'W, 231-258 m. [details]