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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Fissurelloidea: Fissurellidae

Fissurella nimbosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 18.47°N to 13°S; 75.5°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 8 m (live 0 to 0.5 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 50  mm


Patella nimbosa Linnaeus, 1758
Patella mitella Röding, 1798
Fissurella balanoides Reeve, 1850


Patella nimbosa Linnaeus, 1758, p. 785, [Lister 4, s. 1, c. 1, t. 1-2; Gualt. t. 9, f. P-T; Argenv. t. 6, f. I]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: in M[are] Europae australis, Americae
Range: 18.47°N to 13°S; 75.5°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 8 m (live 0 to 0.5 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 50 mm
Distribution: Colombia; ABC Islands: Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire; Venezuela: Sucre, Isla la Blanquilla, Isla Margarita; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad; Guyana, Brazil: Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Bahia
References: Dautzenberg (1900); Pérez Farfante (1943a) NST; Rios (1975) E; Hemmen & Hemmen (1979) {D}; Cosel (1986) dLlW; Díaz & Puyana (1994) M; Pointier & Lamy (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001) D
Comments: Pérez Farfante (1943a) selected Gualtieri pl. 9, fig. S (1742) as the lectotype.

Fissurella balanoides Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 10, fig. 66
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Pérez Farfante (1943a) s

Patella mitella Röding, 1798, p. 1, [Martini 1769, figs. 91-92]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Christiaens (1973) s

Partial List of References

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Reeve, L. 1850. Monograph of the genus Fissurella Conchologia Iconica 6 pls. 9-16
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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