Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990)
(Pl. 55e): Eubela aff. awakinoensis Powell, 1942; GS 3341, J32/H585, abandoned brickworks quarry, Karoro, near Greymouth (Waiauan) (apex showing conical protoconch with characteristic "raphitomine" decussate sculpture on later whorls).
(Pl. 55i): Eubela aff. awakinoensis Powell, 1942; GS 3341, J32/H585, abandoned brickworks quarry, Karoro, near Greymouth (Waiauan)
Beu & Maxwell (1990): Chapter 17; p. 384; pl. 55 e,i.
Classification: Conidae: Raphitominae
Description: Height 4-16 mm, elongate-ovate, spire moderately elevated. Protoconch conical, of about 4 whorls, first whorl finely reticulate, later whorls finely decussate. Teleoconch whorls flat-sided or gently convex; sculpture of a subsutural row of small gemmules, otherwise glossy and smooth or with spiral grooves on base. Aperture pyriform, columella short, almost straight, smooth; outer lip thin, with moderately deep anal sinus on upper part of whorl, swinging forwards below.
Comparison: Easily recognised by the tall spire, the decussate raphitomine protoconch, and weak sculpture other than the row of gemmules beneath the suture.
Distribution: Otaian-Waiauan, New Zealand; Recent, Indo-Pacific, tropical America in deep waters (bathyal zone). New Zealand records of Eubela are from deep-water assemblages.
Cite this publication as: "A.G. Beu and J.I. Raine (2009). Revised
descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990). GNS
Science miscellaneous series no. 27."
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