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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Vanikoroidea: Hipponicidae

Hipponix costellatus Carpenter, 1856

Range: 18°N to 20.5°S; 63°W to 5.7°W
Depth: 0 to 60 m (live 0 to 54 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 16  mm


Hipponyx trigonus auct. non Gmelin, 1791
Hipponix grayanus auct. non Menke, 1853
Hipponyx costellatus Carpenter, 1856
Hipponyx effodiens Carpenter, 1856


Hipponyx ? barbatus var. costellatus Carpenter, 1856, p. 4
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: "? Ad insulas Maris Caribbaei"
Range: 4°S to 13°S; 38.5°W to 35°W
Depth: 20 to 16 m (live 20 to 16 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 12.7 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Carpenter (1856) M; Rios (1975) s; Simone (2002b) DdLlNSEWM

Hipponyx (Amalthea) effodiens Carpenter, 1856, p. 5
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Ad insulas Maris Caribbaei
Range: 18°N to 5.5°S; 63°W to 35.5°W
Depth: 36 m
Maximum Reported Size: 13.2 mm
Distribution: St. Martin/St. Maarten, Brazil: Rio Grande do Norte
References: Carpenter (1856) M; Mörch (1877b) SE; Rios (1975) DdSE; Rios (1985) s (of H. antiquatus

Hipponix grayanus auct. non Menke, 1853, 
[Not available]
Range: 3.9°S to 20.5°S; 40.5°W to 5.7°W
Depth: 0 to 60 m (live 0 to 54 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 16 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Abrolhos Islands, Trindade Island; Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena
References: E. A. Smith (1890b) E; Leal (1991b) DdLNS; Simone (2002b) s

Hipponyx trigonus auct. non Gmelin, 1791, 
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
Comments: Misidentification by Mörch (1877).

Partial List of References

Carpenter, P. P. 1856. Notes on the species of Hipponyx inhabiting the American coasts, with description of new species Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 24 1-5.

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