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Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Polinices porcellanus (d'Orbigny, 1839)

Range: 12°S to 16°S; 39°W to 0°W
Maximum Reported Size: 25  mm


Natica porcelana d'Orbigny, 1839
Natica candidissima Récluz, 1851
Natica porcellanea Reeve, 1855


Natica porcelana d'Orbigny, 1839,
[Basis of the current name]
Range: 16°S to 16°S; 30°W to 5.7°W
Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde Islands, St. Helena
References: Mörch (1877b); E. A. Smith (1890b) NSEW

Natica candidissima Récluz, 1851a, p. 87-88, pl. 2, fig. 3
Type Locality: Bahia, Brasil
Range: 13°S to 13°S
Maximum Reported Size: 25 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Récluz (1851a) NSEWM; Kabat et al. (1997) s
Comments: Non Le Guillou, 1842.

Natica porcellanea Reeve, 1855b,  pl. 23, fig. 102a-b
Attributed to: d'Orbigny MS
Type Locality: Bahia [Brazil]
Range: 12°S to 12°S; 39°W
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Mörch (1877b) E

Partial List of References

Récluz, C. 1851. Description d'une natice nouvelle Journal de Conchyliologie 2 87-88, pl. 2.
Reeve, L. 1855. Monograph of the genus Natica Conchologia Iconica 9 pls. 1-30

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