Species / Euprotomus Chrysostomus
History and Synonymy
Euprotomus chrysostomus (Kuroda, 1942: 3-4, figs. 1-2) (Strombus)
Strombus Auris-Dianae in Reeve, 1851, pl. 15, fig. 36 a
Specimens from private collections
Euprotomus chrysostomus (Kuroda, 1942); Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, western Pacific Ocean; by diver from 7-8 m; 76 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke
Euprotomus chrysostomus (Kuroda, 1942); Coll. Ulrich Wieneke
Distribution of Euprotomus chrysostomus is Philippines to the Ryukyu Islands refering to Kreipl, 1999. This means, that 2 and 3 are not belonging to E. chrysostomus. They seem to belong to Euprotomus aratrum. Any discussion on that, especially with underlying genetical data are helpful.