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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Euspira pallida (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)

Range: 80°N to 34°N; 130°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 2480 m (live 4 to 2480 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 42  mm


Natica pusilla auct. non Say, 1822
Lunatia pallida (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829) 
Natica pallida Broderip & Sowerby, 1829
Natica borealis Gray, 1839
Natica alba Philippi, 1842
Natica groenlandica Möller, 1842
Lunatia groenlandica (Möller, 1842) 
Natica livida Thorpe, 1844
Natica gouldii Philippi, 1845
Natica caurina Gould, 1847
Natica clausaea Middendorff, 1849
Natica normalis Middendorff, 1849
Natica tenuis auct. non Récluz, 1850
Natica bulbosa Reeve, 1855
Natica depressa Brögger, 1901
Natica elatior Brögger, 1901
Euspira canonica Dall, 1919
Euspira monterona Dall, 1919


Natica pallida Broderip & Sowerby, 1829, p. 372
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Icy Cape, Oceano Arctico
Range: 80°N to 34°N; 130°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 2278 m (live 4 to 200 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 42 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Canada: Nunavut, Queen Elizabeth Islands, Baffin Island, Hudson Bay, Quebec; USA: North Carolina
References: Thorson (1944) Ll; Macpherson (1971) {Ll}NEWM; Porter (1974) S; ANSP d
Combining Genera:  Lunatia

Natica alba Philippi, 1842, p. 16-17, pl. 1, fig. 13
Attributed to: Lovén MS
Type Locality: Grönlandia
Maximum Reported Size: 17 mm
Distribution: Greenland
References: Philippi (1842) M; Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s

Natica borealis Gray, 1839, p. 136, pl. 37, fig. 2
Type Locality: North Sea
Maximum Reported Size: 19 mm
References: Gray (1839) M; Macpherson (1971) s

Natica bulbosa Reeve, 1855b,  pl. 26, fig. 119a-b
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s

Euspira canonica Dall, 1919b, p. 353
Type Locality: USFC sta. 2923, off San Diego, California
Maximum Reported Size: 8 mm
References: Dall (1919b) M

Natica caurina Gould, 1847b, p. 239, [Gould 1860, pl. 15, fig. 254-254a]
Type Locality: Straits of De Fuca
Maximum Reported Size: 10 mm

Natica pallida var. hybr. clausaea Middendorff, 1849b, p. 422
[Not available]
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Nude name; infrasubspecific.

Natica depressa Brögger, 1901, 
References: Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s

Natica elatior Brögger, 1901, 
References: Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s

Natica gouldii Philippi, 1845c, p. 77-78
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Maine
Maximum Reported Size: 17 mm
Distribution: USA: Maine
References: Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s?

Natica groenlandica Möller, 1842a, p. 80
Attributed to: Beck
Type Locality: [West] Greenland
Range: 72.78°N to 35°N; 76°W to 0°W
Depth: 5.5 to 2480 m (live 15 to 2480 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 30 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey
References: Möller (1842a) {M}; Posselt & Jensen (1899) DNM; Bush (1893) DLlW; Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s; Procter (1933) {Ll}; Bousfield (1964) {DN}dSE; Marincovich (1977) T
Combining Genera:  Lunatia

Natica livida Thorpe, 1844, 
[Synonymy uncertain]
Attributed to: Bean
References: Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s?

Euspira monterona Dall, 1919b, p. 352-353
Type Locality: USFC sta. 1199, Captains Bay, Unalaska
Maximum Reported Size: 19 mm
References: Dall (1919b) M

Natica pallida f. normalis Middendorff, 1849b, p. 421
[Not available]
Type Locality: Mare Glac. Ross., Ins. Kolgujev
Maximum Reported Size: 38 mm
References: Middendorff (1849b) M
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Natica pusilla auct. non Say, 1822, 
[Not available]
Range: 42.5°N ; 70.5°W
Maximum Reported Size: 12 mm
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts
References: Gould (1841) NSEWM; Macpherson (1971) s
Comments: Misidentification by Gould (1841).

Natica tenuis auct. non Récluz, 1850, 
[Not available]
Comments: Misidentification by Dall (1889a) (Alan R. Kabat, pers. comm., 8 March 2007)

Partial List of References

Broderip, W. J. and G. B. Sowerby. 1829. Observations on new or interesting Mollusca contained, for the most part, in the museum of the Zoological Society Zoological Journal 4 359-379, pl. 9. [Stated date: -- Jan 1829.]
Dall, W. H. 1919. Descriptions of new species of Mollusca from the North Pacific Ocean in the collection of the United States National Museum Proceedings of the United States National Museum 56(2295) 293-371. [Stated date: -- --- 1919; true date: 30 Aug 1919.]
Gould, A. A. 1847. [Descriptions of shells from the collection of the Exploring Expedition] Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 2 237-239. [Stated date: -- Jul 1847.]
Gray, J. E. 1839. Molluscous animals, and their shells The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage 101-142, pls. 33-38 Henry G. Bohn: London. [Stated date: -- Jul 1839.]
Middendorff, A. T. von. 1849. Beiträge zu einer Malacozoologia Rossica. II. Aufzählung und Beschreibung der zur Meeresfauna Russlands gehörigen einschaler Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, Sciences Naturelles (6)6 329-516, pls. 1-11.
Möller, H. P. C. 1842. Index molluscorum Groenlandiae Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift 4 76-97.
Philippi, R. A. 1842. Natica Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien 1(1) 13-17, pl. 1. [Stated date: -- Aug 1842.]
Philippi, R. A. 1845. Bemerkungen über die Mollusken-Fauna von Massachusetts Zeitschrift für Malakozoologie 2 68-79. [Stated date: -- May 1845.]
Reeve, L. 1855. Monograph of the genus Natica Conchologia Iconica 9 pls. 1-30

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