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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: Euheterodonta: Tellinoidea: Tellininae

Scissula similis (J. Sowerby, 1806)

Range: 30.3°N to 2°N; 91°W to 59.6°W
Depth: 0 to 3 m
Maximum Reported Size: 27.5  mm


Tellina similis J. Sowerby, 1806
Tellina decora Say, 1826
Tellina caribaea d'Orbigny, 1853
Tellina eupareia Ravenel, 1885


Tellina similis J. Sowerby, 1806,
[Basis of the current name]
Range: 30.3°N to 2°N; 91°W to 59.6°W
Depth: 0 to 2 m
Maximum Reported Size: 27.5 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Bermuda
References: Boss (1968) EM; Cooley (1978) N; Mikkelsen & Bieler (2004) c

Tellina caribaea d'Orbigny, 1853, p. 251, pl. 25, figs. 47-49
Attributed to: d'Orbigny (1842)
Type Locality: Cuba [By lectotype designation by Boss (1968)]
Range: 20°N to 16.5°N; 77°W to 61.5°W
Depth: 3 m
Maximum Reported Size: 16.6 mm
Distribution: Cuba, Guadeloupe
References: Boss (1968) sMT

Tellina decora Say, 1826, p. 219
Type Locality: Southern coast of East Florida
Range: 26°N ; 80°W
Maximum Reported Size: 21 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida
References: Say (1826) NSEWM

Tellina eupareia Ravenel, 1885, 

Partial List of References

d'Orbigny, A. 1853. Mollusques Histoire Physique, Politique et Naturelle de l'Óle de Cuba 2 [iv] + 225-380, pls. 26-28?.
Say, T. 1826. Descriptions of marine shells recently discovered on the coast of the United States Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 5 207-221. [True date: -- Feb 1826.]

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