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Discoveries


This page shows a few of species we have discovered though our activities. They have been given a name in the meantime, or are currently studied by an expert who will choose a name for them.


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Empressostrea kostini Huber & Lorenz 2007.
The world's largest species of Oyster, new genus, new species,
discovered on our Spratly Islands tour in 2006. A peculiar, transparent pearl-fish (Onuxodon fowleri) lives inside this 60 cm long clam. The fish had been known since 1955, but the host oyster could be described only 50 years later. After the publication of the scientific description, E. kostini was found also in Palau, the Philippines and many places in Indonesia.
Prosimnia hepcae Lorenz & Fehse 2011.
A tiny (8 mm) parasite on soft corals, named in honour of the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association. Since we started our activities in Egypt in 2008, we have discovered a dozen or more new species of molluscs in the vicinity of Hurghada, together with our team.
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Simnia hiscocki Lorenz & Melaun 2011.
First photographed by Keith Hiscock of Plymouth in England. This is a parasite to the soft coral Eunicella, which are sensitive to warm temperatures and hence vulnerable to parasites. The tiny snail becomes increasingly abundant as en effect of climate change. It may serve as a bioindicator, but it had never been recognized as new species and was named only recently, in honour of its discoverer. Read more
Conus hughmorrisoni Lorenz & Puillandre 2015
We were invited to join the Kavieng Biodiversity Expedition of the MNHN, Paris. New Ireland in Papua New Guinea had been a place we already conducted some studies with the help of our local friend Dietmar Amon. This new species of Conus was discovered by Felix and could be added to the list of new taxa from the Kavieng area. Cone shells produce toxins that are in focus of medical research.
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Morum lorenzi Monsecour 2011.
Discovered on St Brandon Shoal in the Indian Ocean in 2011. This is the first species of Morum in the Indian Ocean with intracapsular development. Shortly after its description, we discovered another species of this genus from the nearby Nazareth Bank.

Tridacna lorenzi Monsecour 2015
Another discovery made on the hard to access St Brandon Shoal. It is an abundant species and valued food source for fishermen passing through the atoll, but it had never been recognized. There are about a dozen species of Tridacna (Giant Clams) worldwide, and all, including this new one, are protected by law.

Sometimes we meet other divers and shell-collectors who get infected by our enthusiasm. A good example is Dietmar Amon, an avid naturalist and collaborator since more than ten years. The Lissenung Island Resort has become famous in malacological circles because a considerable number of new species were discovered by Dietmar. His main method of collecting is gathering shell-grit from the floor of caves. This grit represents a full spectrum of which species of seashell lived in the place the grit was taken from. Many new species are discovered by this ecologically sound method.
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Illustrated list of taxa described by Felix Lorenz

Taxon

Author(s) year

Reference

Cypraeovula mikeharti Lorenz 1985 Heldia 1(3); p. 95ff., pl. 13, 14a
Pseudosimnia wieseorum Lorenz 1987 La Conchilgia 204-205, 1987, p. 11ff.
Cribrarula cribraria abaliena Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Cypraeovula algoensis permarginata Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Cypraeovula edentula nahoonensis Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Erronea chinensis somaliana Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Purpuradusta fimbriata quasigracilis Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Staphylaea limacina clarissa Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Staphylaea staphylaea nolani Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Umbilia capricornica Lorenz 1989 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 2, 1989 p. 1 - 39 pl. 1-7
Pteropurpura debruini Lorenz 1989 La Conchilgia 233-236 1989, p. 16ff.
Erosaria marginalis melocellata Lorenz & Wiese 1990 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 3, 1990; p. 11ff., pl. 3-4
Ocenebra newmani Lorenz 1990 La Conchiglia 256, 1990, p. 12 ff.
Pteropurpura joostei Lorenz 1990 La Conchiglia 256, 1990, p. 12 ff.
Strombus indecoratus Lorenz & Wiese 1990 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 3, 1990; p. 51, pl. 12-13
Barycypraea fultoni massieri Lorenz 1991 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 4, 1991; p. 27ff., pl. 5-6
Nucella wahlbergi lindaniae Lorenz 1991 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 4, 1991; p. 55ff., pl. 7-8
Bistolida cepaformis Lorenz 1992 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 5, 1992; p. 19ff., pl. 6-10
Erosaria labrospinosa Lorenz 1992 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 5, 1992; p. 19ff., pl. 6-10
Pustularia giftunensis Lorenz 1992 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 5, 1992; p. 19ff., pl. 6-10
Talostolida rashleighana pseudoteres Lorenz & Barbier 1992 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 5, 1992; p. 67ff., pl. 20-21
Zoila marginata raybaudii Lorenz 1992 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 5, 1992; p. 13ff., pl. 4-5
Cypraeovula coronata gabriellii Lorenz 1993 A Guide to Ww Cowries, Hemmen 571 p, 112 pl
Mauritia arabica merguina Lorenz & Huber 1993 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 6, 1993; p. 47ff., pl. 9
Trivia debruini Lorenz 1994 La Conchiglia 273, p. 8 f
Ocenebra hayesi Lorenz 1995 La Conchiglia 274, p. 55 ff
Trivia suduirauti Lorenz 1996 La Conchilgia 279, 1996, p. 50 ff.
Cribrarula cribraria ganteri Lorenz 1997 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 10, 1997; p. 1-3, pl. 1
Erosaria sublitorea Lorenz 1997 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 10, 1997; p. 11-14, pl. 5
Bistolida stolida clavicola Lorenz 1998 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 11, 1997; p. 1-150, pl. 1-26
Luria palmula Lorenz & Groh 1998 Archiv für Molluskenkunde 127: 107-114
Luria santoensis Lorenz & Groh 1998 Archiv für Molluskenkunde 127: 107-114
Proadusta pygodentata Lorenz & Groh 1998 Archiv für Molluskenkunde 127: 107-114
Zonaria hemmenorum Lorenz & Groh 1998 Archiv für Molluskenkunde 127: 107-114
Zonaria sorrira Lorenz & Groh 1998 Archiv für Molluskenkunde 127: 107-114
Mauritia goettingi Lorenz 1999 Schriften zur Malakozoologie, 13: 57-59; Cismar.
Cribrarula pellisserpentis Lorenz 1999 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 13, 1999; 37-40
Lyncina leucodon tenuidon Lorenz 1999 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 13, 1999; 16-18
Palmadusta androyensis Blöcher & Lorenz 1999 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 12, 1999; 13-15
Purpuradusta oryzaeformis Lorenz & Sterba 1999 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 12, 1999; 3-8
Pustularia chiapponii Lorenz 1999 La Conchiglia 292, 1999; 11-28
Nesiocypraea alexhuberti Lorenz & Huber 2000 Guide to Ww Cowries, 2nd ed. Conchbooks, 590 pages, 116 pl
Palmadusta consanguinea Blöcher & Lorenz 2000 Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde Serie A (Biologie) 609: ;4
Pustularia mauiensis wattsi Lorenz 2000 La Conchiglia 296, p. 19;22
Conus empressae Lorenz 2001 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 18, 2001; 15;20
Pusula janae Lorenz 2001 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 18, 2001; 2 ;26
Zoila ketyana bataviensis Lorenz & Morrison 2001 A Monograph to the Living Zoila. Conchbooks, p. 37;38, pl. 26
Cribrarula garciai Lorenz & Raines 2001 La Conchiglia 297, p. 19;22
Bistolida stolida brianoi Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Blasicrura pellucens panamensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Blasicrura subteres violacincta Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Blasicrura teres janae Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cribrarula cribraria australiensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cribrarula esontropia francescoi Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cribrarula exmouthensis abrolhensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cribrarula exmouthensis magnifica Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cribrarula exmouthensis rottnestensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula alfredensis transkeiana Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula colligata Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula connelli peelae Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula coronata debruini Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula fuscodentata grohorum Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Cypraeovula fuscodentata sphaerica Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Erosaria citrina dauphinensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Erronea bregeriana pervelata Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Erronea caurica samoensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Leporicypraea mappa admirabilis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Leporicypraea mappa aliwalensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Luria cinerea brasilensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Luria gilvella Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Lyncina porteri nigromaculata Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Mauritia maculifera martybealsi Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Mautritia maculifera scindata Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Mauritia scurra mundula Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Nesiocypraea aenigma Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Nesiocypraea deforgesi Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Nesiocypraea langfordi cavatoensis Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Nesiocypraea teramachii neocaledonica Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Nesiocypraea teramachii polyphemus Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Notadusta boucheti Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Notadusta katsuae guidoi Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Palmadusta johnsonorum Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Purpuradusta fimbriata marquesana Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Zoila decipiens suprasinum Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Zoila jeaniana thalamega Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Zoila rosselli latistoma Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Zoila rosselli satiata Lorenz 2002 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 20, 2002; ;292, 40 plts.
Conus garywilsoni Lorenz & Morrison 2004 La Conchiglia 309: 43-46
Conus chiapponorum Lorenz 2004 Visaya No. 2
Conus medoci Lorenz 2004 Visaya No. 2
Dentiovula lissenungensis Lorenz 2004 Visaya No. 2
Conus wallacei Lorenz & Morrison 2003 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 21
Janaoliva amoni Sterba & Lorenz 2005 Visaya No. 3
Conus mcbridei Lorenz 2005 Schriften zur Malakozoologie 22
Umbilia oriettae Lorenz & Massiglia 2005 Visaya No. 5
Bistolida owenii piae Lorenz & Chiapponi 2005 Visaya 5 
Calcarovula ildiko Lorenz 2006 Club Conchylia Informationen 38 3/4
Pseudocypraea alexhuberti Lorenz 2006 Club Conchylia Informationen 38 3/4
Cypraeovula kesslerorum Lorenz 2006 Club Conchylia Informationen 38 3/4
Conus petergabrieli Lorenz 2006 Club Conchylia Informationen 38 1/2
Conus leobottonii Lorenz 2006 Club Conchylia Informationen 38 1/2
Lunovula boucheti
Lorenz 2007
Visaya 2(1)
Lunovula cancellata
Lorenz 2007
 Visaya 2(1)
Hydroginella marina
Lorenz & Kostin 2001
Malacologia 57
Conus quiquandoni
Lorenz & Barbier 2007
 Visaya
Zoila friendii kostini
Lorenz & Chiapponi 2007
Schriften zur Malakozoologie 23
Empressostrea kostini
Huber & Lorenz 2007
Club Conchylia Informationen 38(3/4)
Pedicularia splendida
Lorenz 2009 Acta Conchyliorum 10
Pedicypraedia atlantica
Lorenz 2009 Acta Conchyliorum 10
Cypraeovula castanea malani
Lorenz & DeBruin 2009
Acta Conchyliorum 10
Calcarovula arthritica
Lorenz & Fehse 2009
The living Ovulidae
Carpiscula virginiae
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Crenavolva janae
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Crenavolva philippei
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Crenavolva grovesi
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Crenavolva chiapponii
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Dentiovula deforgesi
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Diminovula rosadoi
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Margovula crawfordcatei
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Pellasimnia annabelae
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Pellasimnia cleaveri
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Pellasimnia hochmuthi
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Phenacovolva barbieri
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Phenacovolva morrisoni
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Pseudosimnia nudelmani
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Simnia hyalina
Lorenz & Fehse 2009 The living Ovulidae
Archivolva kahlbrocki
Lorenz 2009
Conchylia 40 (1/2)
Erosaria bellatrix
Lorenz 2009 Conchylia 40 (1/2)
Pustularia globulus marerubra
Lorenz 2009
Conchylia 40 (3/4)
Kuroshiovolva lacanientae
Lorenz 2009
Conchylia 40 (3/4)
Sandalia bridgesi
Lorenz 2009
Conchylia 40 (3/4)
Erronea ovum erici
Lorenz, Bridges, Chiapponi 2011
Conchylia 41(2)
Diminovula sandrae
Lorenz & Fehse 2011
Conchylia 41(2)
Prosimnia hepcae
Lorenz & Fehse 2011
Conchylia 41(2)
Naviculavolva debelius
Lorenz & Fehse 2011
Conchylia 41(2)
Conus lecourtorum
Lorenz 2011
Schriften zur Malakozoologie (Cismar) 26, p. 37ff
Zoila raywalkeri
Lorenz 2011
Schriften zur Malakozoologie (Cismar) 26, p. 11ff
Archivolva alexbrownii
Lorenz 2012
Conchylia 42(1-4), p. 65 ff
Simnia hiscocki
Lorenz & Melaun 2011
Molluscan Research 31(3): 167-175
Morum janae
Monsecour & Lorenz 2011
Schriften zur Malakozoologie (Cismar) 26, p. 3ff
Nesiocypraea midwayensis kontiki
Lorenz 2012
Conchylia 42(1-4), p. 83 ff
Arestorides argus contracasta
Lorenz 2012
Conchylia 42(1-4), p. 87 ff
Conus niederhoeferi
Monnier, Limpalaer, Lorenz
Acta Conchyliorum 11, p. 27 ff
Conus vidua cuyoensis
Lorenz & Barbier 2012
Acta Conchyliorum 11, p. 3 ff
Conus hanshassi
Lorenz & Barbier 2012
Acta Conchyliorum 11, p. 3 ff
Cuspivolva paulwatsoni
Fehse & Lorenz 2012
Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 119-124
Conus kostini
Filmer, Monteiro, Lorenz & Verdasca 2012
Acta Conchyliorum 11, p. 37 ff
Pedicularia morrisoni
Lorenz 2013
Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 63-72
Umbilia armeniaca andreyi
Lorenz & Beals 2013
Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 97-114
Umbilia armeniaca clarksoni
Lorenz & Beals 2013 Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 97-114
Umbilia armeniaca diprotodon
Lorenz & Beals 2013 Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 97-114
Zoila alabaster
Mont & Lorenz 2013
Conchylia 43 (1-4) p. 125 ff
Bistolida nanostraca
Lorenz & Chiapponi 2013
Schriften zur Malakozoologie 27 p. 3 ff
Ficus dandrimonti
Lorenz 2013
Schriften zur Malakozoologie 27 p. 17f
Conus textile vaulberti
Lorenz 2013
Schriften zur Malakozoologie 27 p. 21
Cribrarula fallax antonellae
Lorenz, Chiapponi & Marshall 2013
Conchylia 44 (1–2) p. 15ff
Notocypraea declivis dennyorum
Lorenz & Morrison 2013
Conchylia 44 (1–2) p. 23 ff.
Morum inerme
Lorenz 2014
Conchylia 44(3–4), p. 2–5
Pustularia chiapponii beatricae
Lorenz 2014
ConchBooks, Harxheim. 130 pp., 30 plts
Pustularia bistrinotata excelsior
Lorenz 2014
ConchBooks, Harxheim. 130 pp., 30 plts
Pustularia bistrinotata ginoi
Lorenz 2014
ConchBooks, Harxheim. 130 pp., 30 plts
Naquetia rhondae
Houart & Lorenz 2014
Conchylia 44(3-4) p. 7-13
Leporicypraea mappa ultraviola
Lorenz & Bridges 2014
Conchylia 44 (3–4), p. 17–26
Cyphoma eludens
Lorenz & Brown 2014
Conchylia 45 (1-2) p. 7-15
Zoila eludens stricklandi
Lorenz 2015
Conchylia 45(4): 29-38
Conus hughmorrisoni
Lorenz & Puillandre 2015
European Journal of Taxonomy 127:1-15



Shells named by other authors in our honor
Chicoreus janae
Houart 2013
Novapex 14(4): 101-10
Daphnella janae
Stahlschmidt, Poppe & Chino
Visaya 4(2): 29-38
Dentimargo janae
Cossignani 2011
Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 73: 11-12
Lorenzicypraea janae
Petuch & Drolshagen 2011
Compendium of Florida fossil shells Vol. 1
Marginella lorenzi
Bozzetti 1995
World Shells 14
Rostellariella lorenzi
Morrison 2005
Visaya 1(4): 15-23
Mitra lorenzi
Poppe & Tagaro 2006
Visaya 1(6): 76-89
Tridacna lorenzi
Monsecour 2015
in prep.
Turbo lorenzi
Alf 2015
Spinxiana
Ceratoxancus lorenzi
Poppe, Tagaro & Sarino 2012
Visaya 3(5): 29-32
Morum lorenzi
Monsecour 2011
Schriften zur Malakozoologie 26: 7-10
Haustellum lorenzi
Houart 2013
Novapex 14(4): 101-10
Chryseofusus lorenzi
Fraussen & Stahlschmidt 2014
Vita Malacologica. 12: 31-35
Scissurella lorenzi
Geiger 2006
Zootaxa 1128:1-33
Mitrella lorenzi
Monsecour & Monsecour 2013
Conchylia 44(3-4): 7-10
Conus felix
Fenzan 2012
Acta Conchyliorum 11: 11-15
Conus lorenzi
Monnier & Limpalaer 2012
Acta Conchyliorum 11: 17-26
Corculum lorenzi
Huber 2013
Conchylia 43(1-4): 17-21
Chicoreus lorenzi
Houart 2009
Novapex 10(4): 173-176
Dentiovula lorenzi
Fehse 2011
Conchylia 41(2): 25-32




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