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Novocrania Lee & Brunton, 2001


Photo 1:
Novocrania anomala (Müller, 1776) from a cave in 6 m depth from Cyrus, Cape Greco (Cyprus) with two other brachiopod species : Argyrotheca cuneata and Megathiris detruncata.
Peter Wirtz








Photo 2:
Novocrania anomala in about 15 m depth at Tarrafal, northwestern coast of Sao Tiago Island (Cape Verde Islands).
Peter Wirtz






Photo 3:
Novocrania anomala (Müller, 1776) from the upper slope (180 m) in Corsica (France), with two specimens of Mergerlia truncata.
© Christian Emig



Photo 4:
Novocrania anomala from the upper slope (250 m) in Corsica (France). © Christian Emig





Photo 5:
Dorsal valve exterior (left) and interior (right) of Novocrania sp. © B. L. Cohen







Plate 1 - Photos A-E:
Set of branches of the stony coral Dendrophyllia cornigera with many brachiopods, i.e., Novocrania anomala, Megerlia truncata (and occurrence of the form formerly called Pantellaria/Megerlia monstruosa). On photo C, Megerlia fixed on Novocrania.
Sources: st. BM 30: 139-147 m, 42°41.67'N - 8°48.11'E (R/V Catherine-Laurence - N off Bay of Calvi, W Corsica); st. A36: 175-180 m, 42°58'36"N - 5°36'24"E; st. A 91: 195-200 m, 42°59.1'N - 5°33.40'E (R/V Antedon - South of La Ciotat, Blauquières Bank, Provence).

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