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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Tectonatica pusilla (Say, 1822)

Range: 44°N to 24°S; 97.2°W to 40°W
Depth: 0 to 130 m (live 0 to 42 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 8  mm


Natica pusilla Say, 1822
Natica nana auct. non Möller, 1842
Natica sagraiana auct. non d'Orbigny, 1842
Natica sphaerula H. C. Lea, 1843


Natica pusilla Say, 1822a, p. 32
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Southern coast, United States
Range: 44°N to 24°S; 97.2°W to 40°W
Depth: 0 to 130 m (live 0 to 42 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 8 mm
Distribution: USA: Maine, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Yucatan State, Campeche Bank, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Colombia: Offshore islands; Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Zulia, Falcon, Sucre, Isla Margarita; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Nevis, Surinam, Brazil: Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
References: Kurtz (1860); Ladd (1951); Usticke (1959) M; Parker (1959) W; Wass (1972); Porter (1974) D{L}; Odé (1982b) L; Princz (1983); Gonçalves & Lana (1991) S; Denadai & Amaral (1999); Hewitt (2005b)

Natica nana auct. non Möller, 1842, 
[Not available]
Comments: Misidentification.

Natica sagraiana auct. non d'Orbigny, 1842, 
[Not available]
References: Cosel (1986) s
Comments: Misidentification by Dautzenberg (1900, partim).

Natica sphaerula H. C. Lea, 1843, 
References: Campbell (1993) s

Partial List of References

Say, T. 1822. An account of some of the marine shells of the United States Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2 221-248, 257-276, 302-325. [Stated date: -- Jun 1822; true date: -- Jul 1822.]

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