Gulf of Guinea province.


The Gulf of Guinea province covers the following ecoregions: 81 (Gulf of Guinea West), 82 (Gulf of Guinea Upwelling), 83 (Gulf of Guinea Central), 84 (Gulf of Guinea Islands), 85 (Gulf of Guinea South), and 86 (Angolan).

Literature on the province is quite numerous but shattered, with the only modern general work covering the malacofauna of the region being that of Ardovini & Cossignani (2004).

Agaronia ancillarioides (Reeve, 1850)

Ghana, possibly also Benin [82]

RV 6321. Ghana, Axim, dredged, depth 15-20 m. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Agaronia hiatula (Gmelin, 1791)

From southern Senegal southward, exact range unknown but at least to Sierra Leone.

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Agaronia pallida (Swainson, 1832)

From southern Senegal to Gabon [81-85]

RV 2110. Ghana, off Accra; depth 3.6 m, on sand; July 1973. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Americoliva flammulata flammulata (Lamarck, 1811)

From southern Senegal to Angola [81-86]

RV 6031. Sao Tomé & Principe, NW of Lagoa Azul, in sand, 2015. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Anazola acuminata (Lamarck, 1811)

From southern Senegal to Angola [81-86]

RV 2114. Sao Tome & Principe, Sao Tome, Praia das Conchas. At low tide. November 1985. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Anazola annotata (Marrat, 1871)

From southern Senegal to Angola [81-86]

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Anazola biraghii (Bernard & Nicolay, 1984)

Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone [85]

RV 4098. Equatorial Guinea, Utonde. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Dactylidia millepunctata (Duclos, 1840)

Gabon and Angola [85-86]

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Dactylidia nana (Lamarck, 1811)

Angola [86]

RV 2384b. Angola, Benguela province, Baia Limagens/Praia das Limagens, at low ide in surf zone, December 1981. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Dactylidia zenopira (Duclos, 1835)

Angola [86]

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Jaspidella? pulchella (Duclos, 1835)

From southern Senegal to Angola [81-86]

RV 5475a-b. Ghana, Axim, Miemia Bay, by diver, depth 5-10 m, in sand. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Jaspidella? sp. Sao Tomé

Sao Tome & Principe [84]

RV 1252. Sao Tomé & Principe, Sao Tomé, 1990. Scale bar is 2 mm.

Fulmentum sepimentum (Rang, 1832)

Cameroon to AngolaSao Tome & Principe [84-86]

Holotype MNHN-IM-2000-1301. Sao Tome & Principe, Principe.

Luizia zebrina (A. Adams, 1855)

Angola [86]

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Pseudoliva crassa (Gmelin, 1791)

Angola [86]

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