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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Vanikoroidea: Hipponicidae

Hipponix antiquatus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Range: 28°N to 20.7°S; 92°W to 5.7°W
Depth: 0 to 525 m (live 0 to 15 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 20  mm


Patella antiquata Linnaeus, 1767
Cochlolepas antiquatus (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Antisabia antiquatus (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Amalthea antiquatus (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Hipponyx panamensis C. B. Adams, 1852
Hipponyx serratus Carpenter, 1856
Hipponyx cranoides Carpenter, 1864
Hipponix fimbriatus Bartsch & Rehder, 1939


Patella antiquata Linnaeus, 1767, p. 1259, Not figured
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 28°N to 20.7°S; 92°W to 5.7°W
Depth: 0 to 525 m (live 0 to 15 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 20 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Old Providence Island; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Islas Los Roques; Bahamas, Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Santiago de Cuba; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Guadeloupe; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Mustique, Grenada; Brazil: Ceara, Atol das Rocas, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Trindade Island; Ascension Island; Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena
References: Arango (1880); E. A. Smith (1890b) E; Dautzenberg (1900); Vokes & Vokes (1983, original station data) W; Díaz et al. (1990) L; Leal (1991b) DlS; Fernández Milera (1998); Hewitt (2005a)
Comments: Simone (2002b) regarded H. antiquatus as restricted to the Eastern Pacific. However, H. antiquatus was described without type locality, so a neotype designate may be necessary to resolve the issue. Simone's H. leptus may prove to be the correct name for at least some Western Atlantic records of H. antiquatus.
Combining Genera:  Amalthea Antisabia Cochlolepas

Hipponyx cranoides Carpenter, 1864, 
[Synonymy uncertain]
References: Abbott (1974) s

Hipponix fimbriatus Bartsch & Rehder, 1939, 
[Synonymy uncertain]
References: Keen (1971) s (of H. panamensis)

Hipponyx panamensis C. B. Adams, 1852, 
[Synonymy uncertain]
References: Abbott (1974) s

Hipponyx serratus Carpenter, 1856, 
[Synonymy uncertain]
References: Keen (1971) s (of H. panamensis); Abbott (1974) s

Partial List of References

Linnaeus, C. 1767. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 12th ed., vol. 1(2) 533-1327 + [37]. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].

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