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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Peristerniinae

Leucozonia nassa (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 33.53°N to 28°S; 97.28°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 0 to 70 m (live 0 to 35 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 68.2  mm


Voluta fuscata Gmelin, 1791
Murex nassa Gmelin, 1791
Turbinella nassa (Gmelin, 1791) 
Fusus cingulatus Röding, 1798
Murex rubicundus G. Perry, 1811
Turbinella cingulifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Lagena cingulifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Fasciolaria cingulifera Lamarck, 1816
Fusus cingulifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Turbinella brasiliana d'Orbigny, 1841
Turbinella knorrii Deshayes, 1843
Turbinella angularis Reeve, 1847
Peristernia californica (A. Adams, 1853) 
Lagena californica A. Adams, 1853
Turbinella dubia Petit, 1853
Peristernia inculta Gould, 1860
Turbinella riiseana Kobelt, 1874
Leucozonia caribbeana Weisbord, 1962
Leucozonia jacarusoi Petuch, 1987
Leucozonia trinidadensis Mallard & Robin, 2005


Murex nassa Gmelin, 1791, p. 3551, [Chemnitz 1780, pl. 122-123, figs. 1131-1134; also figs. by five other authors]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 33.53°N to 28°S; 97.28°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 0 to 63 m (live 0 to 35 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 68.2 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Texas; Mexico: Veracruz, Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Isla Margarita; Cuba: North Havana Province; Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Antigua; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Barbados; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad; Brazil: Ceara, Atol das Rocas, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Abrolhos Islands, Trindade Island, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina
References: Moore (1958b) W; Work (1969) {M}; Hopkins et al. (1977) {LN}; Leal (1991b) DE; Denadai & Amaral (1999); Macsotay & Campos (2001) L; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) NM
Comments: The 82 mm record of Hutsell et al. (2001) needs verification fide Vermeij & Snyder (2002).
Combining Genera:  Turbinella

Turbinella angularis Reeve, 1847b,  pl. 10, fig. 49
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Turbinella brasiliana d'Orbigny, 1841a, p. 449, pl. 77, fig. 17
Type Locality: Rio de Janeiro
Range: 23°S to 27.6°S; 48.5°W to 43°W
Maximum Reported Size: 42 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina
References: d'Orbigny (1841a) NEM; Dunker (1875) SW; Abbott (1958) s; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Lagena californica A. Adams, 1853e, p. 272, not figured
Type Locality: California [in error]
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s
Combining Genera:  Peristernia

Leucozonia caribbeana Weisbord, 1962, p. 361-362, pl. 32, fig. 9-10
Type Locality: Playa Grande formation (Maiquetía member) at W-23, north flank of Punta Gorda anticline
Maximum Reported Size: 36.3 mm
References: Weisbord (1962) M; Vermeij (1997) s; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Fusus cingulatus Röding, 1798, p. 119, [Chemnitz, 1780, pl. 122, fig. 1131-1132]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Fasciolaria cingulifera Lamarck, 1816, p. [Lamarck 1822b, pp. 107-108], pl. 429, figs. 1a-b
Type Locality: Not stated [l'Océan des Antilles (Lamarck 1822b)]
Range: 26°N to 11.3°N; 94°W to 69°W
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida; USA: Texas; Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Cuba
References: Dautzenberg (1900) SE; Warmke & Abbott (1961) s; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s
Combining Genera:  Fusus Lagena Turbinella

Turbinella dubia Petit, 1853a, p. 75-76, pl. 2, fig. 9-10
Type Locality: Bahia, Brazil
Range: 15°S to 15°S; 39°W
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Abbott (1958) s; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Voluta fuscata Gmelin, 1791, p. 3465, [Schroet Einl. 1, pl. 1, fig. 15]
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Peristernia inculta Gould, 1860, 
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Leucozonia jacarusoi Petuch, 1987, p. A1-A2, pl. 29, figs. 4-5
Type Locality: Off Key West, Florida
Range: 24.6°N ; 81.8°W
Depth: 70 m
Maximum Reported Size: 24 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys
References: Petuch (1987) DdNSEWM; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Turbinella knorrii Deshayes in Deshayes & Milne-Edwards, 1843, p. 391, [Knorr Vergn. 6, pl. 20, fig. 7]
Type Locality: "côtes du Pérou?"
Range: 24.6°N ; 81.8°W
Maximum Reported Size: 45 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys
References: Deshayes (1843) M; Melvill (1881) NSEW; Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s

Turbinella angularis var. riiseana Kobelt, 1874, p. 70, 83, pl. 19, fig. 8-9
Type Locality: West Indies
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s
Comments: As 'Rüseana' on p. 70, as 'Riiseana' on p. 83; listed as a valid species in Dall (1885:134).

Murex rubicunda G. Perry, 1811a,  pl. 54, fig. 2
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Vermeij & Snyder (2002) s; Petit (2003)

Leucozonia trinidadensis Mallard & Robin, 2005, 
[Not available]
Distribution: Brazil
Comments: Attributed to Vermeij (1997) by Mallard & Robin (2005), but not published therein.

Partial List of References

Adams, A. 1853. Descriptions of several new species of Murex, Rissoina, Planaxis, and Eulima, from the Cumingian Collection Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 19 267-272. [Stated date: -- Nov 1851; true date: 07 Dec 1853.]
d'Orbigny, A. 1841. Mollusques Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale 5 425-488, pls. 72-76, 79-80. P. Bertrand: Paris. [True date: -- --- 1841.]
Deshayes, G. P. and H. Milne-Edwards. 1843. Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, vol. 9 iv + 728 pp.
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Kobelt, W. 1874. Die geschwänzten unbewehrten Purpurschnecken. Erste Hälfte: Turbinella und Fasciolaria Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz (3)3 65-88, pls. 8, 17-21.
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1816. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature  [iii] + 16 pp., pls. 391-431, 431 bis, 431 bis*, 432-488. Veuve Agasse: Paris.
Perry, G. 1811. Conchology  iv + 5 pp., 61 pls. William Miller: London.
Petit de la Saussaye, S. 1853. Description de deux nouvelles espèces des genres Turbinella et Fusus Journal de Conchyliologie 4 75-77, pl. 2.
Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean molluscan faunas  [v] + 154 + A1-A4, 29 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia. [True date: 08 Jul 1987.]
Reeve, L. 1847. Monograph of the genus Turbinella Conchologia Iconica 4 pls. 1-13
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Weisbord, N. E. 1962. Late Cenozoic gastropods from northern Venezuela Bulletins of American Paleontology 42(193) 672 pp., 48 pls. [Stated date: 05 Mar 1962.]

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