Two New Species of Tenorioconus (Gastropoda: Conidae) from Aruba
ABSTRACT Two new members of the Caribbean Province endemic conid genus Tenorioconus Petuch and Drolshagen, 2011 are described from the Netherlands Antilles island of Aruba. One of the new species, Tenorioconus monicae n. sp., was found to belong to the Tenorioconus mappa species complex and is most similar to the Venezuelan coastal species T. sanguineus (Kiener, 1850) and T. caracanus (Hwass, 1792). The other new species, T. rosi n. sp., was found to belong to the T. aurantius species complex and is most similar to the Aruban endemic T. curassaviensis (Hwass, 1792) and the Curacao and Bonaire endemic T. aurantius (Hwass, 1792). The discovery of these two new taxa demonstrates that three distinct, endemic species of Tenorioconus occur in shallow water areas around Aruba.