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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Fissurelloidea: Fissurellidae

Lucapina suffusa (Reeve, 1850)

Range: 34°N to 18°S; 97.22°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 24 m (live 0 to 23 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 36  mm


Fissurella cancellata auct. non Sowerby, 1835
Fissurella hondurasensis Reeve, 1850
Fissurella suffusa Reeve, 1850
Lucapina tobagoensis Pérez Farfante, 1945
Lucapina textaranea Olsson & Harbison, 1953


Fissurella suffusa Reeve, 1850a, p. Errata, species 70, pl. 10, fig. 70
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Honduras
Range: 34°N to 18°S; 97.22°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 24 m (live 0 to 23 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 36 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Veracruz, Campeche State, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Islas Los Roques, Isla Margarita; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little), New Providence; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. John, St. Croix; Brazil: Para, Atol das Rocas, Fernando de Noronha, Alagoas, Abrolhos Islands
References: Porter (1974) N; Hopkins et al. (1977) DLW; Leal (1991b) dSE; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001)

Fissurella cancellata auct. non Sowerby, 1835, 
[Not available]
References: Pérez Farfante (1943a) s
Comments: Misidentification by Sowerby, 1862.

Fissurella hondurasensis Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 10, fig. 70
Type Locality: Honduras
Distribution: Honduras
References: Pérez Farfante (1943a) s
Comments: Non Reeve, 1849c.

Lucapina textaranea Olsson & Harbison, 1953, p. 355, pl. 63, figs. 6-7
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Pliocene of St. Petersburg, Florida
Comments: Campbell et al. (1975) listed Lucapina textaranea as a synonym of Lucapinella limatula and Lucapinella talanteai as a synonym of Lucapina suffusa, but presumably intended to synonymize within genera, not across them.

Lucapina suffusa tobagoensis Pérez Farfante, 1945, p. 5-6, pl. 3, figs. 4-7
Type Locality: Tobago
Range: 17.8°N to 9.4°N; 79.9°W to 61°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: Panama; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago
References: Olsson & McGinty (1958) DdSW; Usticke (1959) NM

Partial List of References

Olsson, A. A. and A. Harbison. 1953. Pliocene Mollusca of Southern Florida, with special reference to those from North Saint Petersburg Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8 vii + 459, 65 pls. [Stated date: 06 Nov 1953.]
Pérez Farfante, I. 1945. The genera Lucapina and Diodora in the Western Atlantic Johnsonia 1(18) 4-6. [Stated date: 23 Nov 1945.]
Reeve, L. 1850. Monograph of the genus Fissurella Conchologia Iconica 6 pls. 9-16

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