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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Fissurelloidea: Fissurellidae

Diodora cayenensis (Lamarck, 1822)

Range: 39°N to 28°S; 97.6°W to 15°W
Depth: 0 to 100 m (live 0 to 46 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 51  mm


Fissuridea alternata (Say, 1822) 
Glyphis alternata (Say, 1822) 
Fissurella alternata Say, 1822
Fissurella cayenensis Lamarck, 1822
Lucapina cayenensis (Lamarck, 1822) 
Fissurella fumata Reeve, 1850
Fissurella larva Reeve, 1850
Fissurella viminea Reeve, 1850


Fissurella cayenensis Lamarck, 1822a, p. 12
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Guyane
Range: 39°N to 28°S; 97.6°W to 15°W
Depth: 0 to 100 m (live 0 to 46 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 51 mm
Distribution: USA: New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Flower Garden Banks, Texas; Mexico: Veracruz, Campeche State, Yucatan State, Campeche Bank, Quintana Roo; Colombia: Offshore islands; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Falcon, Sucre, Isla la Blanquilla, Isla Margarita; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little); Cuba: Pinar del Rio, North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Villa Clara, Santiago de Cuba; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil: Amapa, Para, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina; Eastern Atlantic: Canary Islands
References: García-Cubas (1971) W; Porter (1974) D; J. Andrews (1977) M; Emerson & Jacobson (1976) N; Hopkins et al. (1977) {LW}; Princz (1978b); Lyons (1989b) l; Odé (1988d) L; Leal (1991b) E; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001)
Comments: New Jersey records may be based on subfossil shells.
Combining Genera:  Lucapina

Fissurella alternata Say, 1822a, p. 224
Type Locality: Maryland
Range: 37.7°N to 16.5°N; 86.5°W to 75.7°W
Maximum Reported Size: 20 mm
Distribution: USA: Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; Honduras, Cuba: North Havana Province
References: Say (1822a) M; Kurtz (1860); Pilsbry & Aguayo (1933); Haas (1941) SW; Pérez Farfante (1943b) s; B. B. Baker (1951) NE
Combining Genera:  Fissuridea Glyphis

Fissurella fumata Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 9, fig. 63
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Pérez Farfante (1943b) s

Fissurella larva Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 13, fig. 98
Type Locality: St. John's, West Indies
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. John
References: Pérez Farfante (1943b) s

Fissurella viminea Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 14, fig. 105
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Pérez Farfante (1943b) s

Partial List of References

Lamarck, [J. B.] 1822. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres 6(2) [iii] + 232 pp. Author: Paris. [Stated date: -- Apr 1822.]
Reeve, L. 1850. Monograph of the genus Fissurella Conchologia Iconica 6 pls. 9-16
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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