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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Volutoidea: Volutidae

Scaphella dohrni (Sowerby III, 1903)

Range: 26.7°N to 22.12°N; 82°W to 78.83°W
Depth: 117 to 384 m (live 201 to 201 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 138  mm


Voluta dubia auct. non Broderip, 1827
Voluta dohrni Sowerby III, 1903
Aurinia dohrni (Sowerby III, 1903) 
Clenchina dohrni (Sowerby III, 1903) 
Aurinia bermudezi Clench & Aguayo, 1940
Aurinia florida Clench & Aguayo, 1940


Voluta dohrni Sowerby III, 1903,
[Basis of the current name]
Range: 25°N to 24.6°N; 82°W to 81°W
Depth: 137 to 263 m (live 201 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 138 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas
References: Clench (1946) dNW; Pilsbry & Olsson (1953) LSE; Sunderland & Sunderland (1992b) M
Combining Genera:  Aurinia Clenchina

Aurinia bermudezi Clench & Aguayo, 1940, p. 89-90, pl. 16, fig. 3
Type Locality: Atlantis sta. 2962, Bahia de Cochinos, Santa Clara, Cuba, 2207'N, 8108'W, 180-190 fms.
Range: 24.6°N to 22.12°N; 81.13°W
Depth: 311 to 329 m
Maximum Reported Size: 59 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys; Cuba: South Matanzas
References: Clench & Aguayo (1940) DSEWM; Sunderland & Sunderland (1992b) dN

Voluta dubia auct. non Broderip, 1827, 
[Not available]
Comments: Misidentification by Dohrn (1879).

Aurinia dohrni florida Clench & Aguayo, 1940, p. 88, pl. 16, fig. 1; text-fig. 1 [Dohrn 1879, pl. 4, fig. 1]
Type Locality: Not stated ['Ad litus Caribaeense peninsulae Florida' (Dohrn 1879, p. 153); restricted to 'off the Lower Florida Keys' by Clench (1946)]
Range: 26.7°N to 22.8°N; 82°W to 78.83°W
Depth: 117 to 384 m
Maximum Reported Size: 113 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; Cuba: North Camaguey
References: Clench & Aguayo (1940) DSE; Clench (1946) dW; Clench (1953c) N; Sunderland & Sunderland (1992b) M
Comments: New name for Voluta dubia as misidentified by Dohrn (1879), not of Broderip, 1828.

Partial List of References

Clench, W. J. and C. G. Aguayo. 1940. Notes and descriptions of new deep-water Mollusca obtained by the Harvard-Habana Expedition off Cuba. III. Memorias de la Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural "Felipe Poey" 14 77-94, pls. 14-16. [Stated date: 30 Mar 1940; true date: pre 16 Apr.]

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