Species / Dolomena Yerburyi
Original Description of Strombus yerburyi by Smith, 1891, p. 418:
Locus typicus: between tide-marks or at low water, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea
Type: NHMUK 1822.214.171.1243
Dimensions: "Longit. 35 millim., diam. maj. 19."
"This species recalls to mind S. cancellatus of Pease, a Sandwich-Island form. It differs in colour, in the greater length ot the Spire, its larger size, and the different tint of the columellar callus. There are three specimens of this very interesting species in the Museum, two presented by Mr. Baynham and one by Major Yerbury. The specimen in best condition exhibits a faint pinkish tint upon the upper part of the spire. Most of the pale brownish or luteous colour is upon the back of the shell, and seems to be divided up into zones by a submedian white band and a narrower one upon the angle above. The constriction of the whorls at the upper part forms a very distinct sutural margination."
Strombus yerburyi Smith, 1891, pl. XXXIII, fig. 5
History and Synonymy
Dolomena yerburyi E.A.Smith, 1891: 418, pl. 33 fig. 5 (Strombus)
Strombus sibbaldii in Kiener, 1843, pl. 12, fig. 2
Strombus deformis in Duclos, 1844, pl. 23, fig. 7, 8
Liverani, 2014 recognized Dolomena plicata yerburyi
Specimens from private collections
Dolomena yerburyi (Smith, 1891); Aden, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea; Coll. Wolfgang Wranik
Dolomena yerburyi (Smith, 1891); Mogadishu, Banaadir Region, Somalia, Indian Ocean; trawled; 45 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke
Dolomena yerburyi (Smith, 1891); Somalia, Indian Ocean; 1.r: 43 mm, 2.r: 43 mm, 3.r: 40 mm subadult, 4.r: 30 mm subadult; Coll. Christian Börnke