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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Fissurelloidea: Fissurellidae

Fissurella punctata Pérez Farfante, 1943

Range: 35°N to 16.5°N; 78°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 1 m
Maximum Reported Size: 27  mm


Fissurella pustula auct. non Linnaeus, 1758
Fissurellidea pustula auct. non Linnaeus, 1758
Clypidella pustula auct. non Linnaeus, 1758
Patella craniolaris Röding, 1798
Fissurella punctata Pérez Farfante, 1943
Fissurella rosea Usticke, 1969


Fissurella (Clypidella) punctata Pérez Farfante, 1943, p. 12-13, pl. 2, figs. 7-9
[Basis of the current name]
Attributed to: Fischer (1857)
Type Locality: Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
Range: 34.6°N to 16.5°N; 78°W to 61.8°W
Depth: 0 to 1 m
Maximum Reported Size: 27 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, South Carolina; Bahamas: Eleuthera; Virgin Islands: St. John; Antigua, Guadeloupe
References: Pérez Farfante (1943a) NWM; Pointier & Lamy (1998) SE
Comments: Pérez Farfante attributed punctata to Fischer (1857), which is a misspelling of pustula.

Patella craniolaris Röding, 1798, p. 3, [Martini Bechr. Berl. Naturf. 2, pl. 12, figs. 4-5; Petiver pl. 3, fig. 12]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Christiaens (1973) s
Comments: Has priority if the synonymy is correct, but precedence might be reversed if conditions of ICZN Article 23.9 apply.

Fissurella pustula auct. non Linnaeus, 1758, 
[Not available]
Range: 35°N to 18°N
Maximum Reported Size: 25 mm
References: M. Smith (1941) NSM; Pérez Farfante (1943a) s
Comments: Misidentification; Pérez Farfante (1943) treated pustula Linnaeus, 1758 and Gmelin, 1791 as distinct taxa, but Gmelin merely added to Linnaeus' (1767) indications.
Combining Genera:  Clypidella Fissurellidea

Fissurella pustulata sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for pustula by Wenz (1938).

Fissurella punctata var. rosea Usticke, 1969, p. 8, pl. 1, fig. 68
[Not available]
Type Locality: St. Croix (Buck Island, Columbus Pt.)
Range: 17.8°N ; 64.6°W
Maximum Reported Size: 19 mm
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. Croix
References: Usticke (1969) NSEWM; Boyko & Cordeiro (2001a) T
Comments: Non Gmelin, 1791; nude name in Usticke (1959) and infrasubspecific in Usticke (1969) by ICZN Article 45.6.3, despite statement to the contrary by Boyko & Cordeiro (2001a).

Partial List of References

Pérez Farfante, I. 1943. The genera Fissurella, Lucapina and Lucapinella in the Western Atlantic Johnsonia 1(10) 1-20. [Stated date: 07 Aug 1943.]
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Usticke, G. W. Nowell. 1969. A Supplementary Listing of New Shells, to be Added to the Check List of the Marine Shells of St. Croix  32 pp., 6 pls. Author: St. Croix. [Stated date: -- Feb 1969.]

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