Dataset: Mollusc voucher and accession numbers
Deployment: OFoighil_2014

Mollusc museum voucher and GenBank accession numbers
Principal Investigator: 
Diarmaid O'Foighil (University of Michigan)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
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Taxonomy, museum registration number of voucher specimen, and GenBank accession numbers for sequences for four molecular markers (mitochondrial 16S rDNA, nuclear 28S rDNA, Histone-H3, Histone-H4) from the 19 caenogastropod species included in the molecular phylogeny of Janthinidae (Fig. 1) are listed below. 

These data were used in a study of Janthinidae morphology and molecular systematics.

The first molecular phylogeny including Janthinidae, which confirms that janthinids are derived from Epitoniidae (wentletraps) - benthic predators and parasites of sea anemones and corals. Our data support the hypothesis that floats and rafting evolved via modified epitoniid egg masses rather than by juvenile droguing. Our phylogeny also reveals sequential modifications of float formation and function among janthinid lineages.

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