Posted: Jul 26 2017

 Bursa cubaniana (d'Orbigny, 1842)

7/26/17: A recent revision of the Bursa granularis species complex by Sanders et al.* makes Bursa granularis an Indo-Pacific species and elevates the western Atlantic/Caribbean species Bursa granularis cubaniana (d'Orbigny, 1842) to a distinct species; Bursa cubaniana (d'Orbigny, 1842).

*Sanders, M. T., D. Merle, P. Bouchet, M. Castelin, A. G. Beu, S. Samadi & N. Puillandre. 2017. One for each ocean: revision of the Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798) species complex (Gastropoda: Tonnoidea: Bursidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies (2017):1-15. Relevance: Bursa cubaniana, occurring in the western Atlantic and Caribbean, is distinct from the Indo-Pacific species Bursa granularis.

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