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Gastropoda: : Pleurobranchoidea: Pleurobranchidae

Pleurobranchaea tarda A. E. Verrill, 1880

Range: 40.8°N to 15°N; 82.35°W to 61°W
Depth: 51 to 871 m (live 51 to 871 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 62  mm


Pleurobranchaea tarda A. E. Verrill, 1880
Pleurobranchaea occidentalis Bergh, 1897
Pleurobranchaea capensis Vayssière, 1900


Pleurobranchaea tarda A. E. Verrill, 1880b, p. 398, [Verrill 1882, pl. 58, fig. 26]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Fish hawk stations 814, 865-880, 895
Range: 40.8°N to 37.32°N; 74.68°W to 70.38°W
Depth: 51 to 594 m (live 51 to 594 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 62 mm
Distribution: USA: Rhode Island, Off New Jersey, Off Delaware, Virginia
References: Verrill (1880b) E; Verrill (1882a) dlSWM
Comments: Some depths cited by Verrill (1882a) do not match the depths of the stations as recorded by S. Smith (1888).

Pleurobranchaea capensis Vayssière, 1900, p. 10-11
Type Locality: Côtes du Cap de Bonne-Espérance
References: Marcus & Gosliner (1984) s; Valdés & Héros (1998) T
Comments: Live animal 30 mm long (Vayssière 1900).

Pleurobranchaea meckelii var. occidentalis Bergh, 1897, p. 28-30, pl. 7, figs. 16-18
Type Locality: Martinique, 476 fathoms and south of Cuba, 22°09'N, 82°21'W, 177 fathoms
Range: 25°N to 15°N; 82.35°W to 61°W
Depth: 91 to 871 m (live 91 to 871 m)
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida; Cuba: Golfo de Batabano; Martinique
References: Bergh (1897) DLSEW; Abbott (1974) dlN; Marcus & Gosliner (1984) s

Partial List of References

Bergh, R. 1897. Die Pleurobranchiden Reisen im Archipel de Philippinen (7)4(1{1-2}) [i-v] + 1-116, pls. 1-8 C. W. Kreidel's Verlag: Weisbaden.
Vayssière, A. 1900. Description de deux nouvelles espèces de Pleurobranchidés Journal de Conchyliologie 48 8-11.
Verrill, A. E. 1880. Notice of the remarkable marine fauna occupying the outer banks off the southern coast of New England American Journal of Science (3)20 390-403. [Stated date: -- Nov 1880.]

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