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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Melongenidae

Busycotypus canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 42°N to 29.9°N; 81.3°W to 70.6°W
Depth: 0 to 40 m (live 0 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 201  mm


Murex canaliculatus Linnaeus, 1758
Busycon canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Fulgur canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Sycotypus canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Pyrula canaliculatus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Murex granum Linnaeus, 1758
Buccinum ampullatum P. Müller, 1766
Volema granulata Link, 1807


Murex canaliculatus Linnaeus, 1758, p. 753, [Gualt. t. 47. f. A; Ellis corall. 85, t. 33, f. B]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Ad Canadam
Range: 42°N to 29.9°N; 81.3°W to 70.6°W
Depth: 0 to 40 m (live 0 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 201 mm
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida
References: Kurtz (1860); C. W. Johnson (1890) SW; B. B. Baker (1951) M; Porter (1974) DdL; Zinn (1984) E
Combining Genera:  Busycon Fulgur Pyrula Sycotypus

Buccinum ampullatum P. Müller, 1766,  pl. B.VI, fig. 4
[Not available]
Attributed to: Lister
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Non-binominal.

Fulgur caniculata sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for canaliculatus by Say (1822); Conrad (1853); Emmons (1858).
Combining Genera:  Busicon

Volema granulatum Link, 1807b, p. 116, [Martini, 1777, pl. 67, fig. 742-743]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Tomlin & Winckworth (1936) s

Murex granum Linnaeus, 1758, p. 752, Not figured
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: in M[are] Mediterraneo
References: Linnaeus (1767) s

Partial List of References

Link, H. F. 1807. Beschreibung der Naturalien-Sammlung der Universitat zu Rostock 3  pp. [i-ii] + 101-165. Rostock. [Stated date: 17 May 1807.]
Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Müller, P. L. S. 1766. Deliciae Naturae Selectae Deliciae Naturae Selectae 1 viii + 132 pp., 38 pls. Nürnburg.

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