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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Polinices hepaticus (Röding, 1798)

Range: 28°N to 28°S; 97°W to 34.9°W
Depth: 0 to 55 m (live 1 to 12 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 51  mm


Natica mamillaris auct. non Linnaeus, 1767
Albula hepatica Röding, 1798
Natica brunnea Link, 1807
Natica fuscata Récluz, 1844
Natica bahiensis Récluz, 1850
Natica subclausa Sowerby I, 1850
Natica obscura Mörch, 1877


Albula hepatica Röding, 1798, p. 21, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 189, figs. 1932-1933]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 28°N to 28°S; 97°W to 34.9°W
Depth: 0 to 55 m (live 1 to 12 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 51 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Colombia: Offshore islands; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Carabobo, Sucre; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Nevis, Surinam, Brazil: Maranhao, Ceara, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina
References: Altena (1975) d; J. Andrews (1977) NM; Odé (1982b) D; Cosel (1986) l; Mello & Perrier (1986) E; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001); Hewitt (2005b)

Natica bahiensis Récluz, 1850b, p. 399-400
Type Locality: Bahia [Brazil]
Range: 13°S to 13°S; 39°W
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Récluz (1850b) NSEWM; Kabat et al. (1997) s

Natica brunnea Link, 1807b, p. 140, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 189, figs. 1932-1933]
[Objective synonym of valid name]
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 26.7°N to 18°N; 94°W to 85°W
Maximum Reported Size: 30 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; Cuba
References: M. Smith (1941) NSWM; Abbott (1958) s

Natica fuscata Récluz, 1844, 
Attributed to: Chemnitz
Range: 20°N to 10.5°N; 96°W to 59.6°W
Distribution: Mexico: Veracruz; Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; St. Lucia, Barbados
References: Mörch (1877b) NSEW; Kabat et al. (1997) s
Comments: Compare Récluz p. 210 and 211.

Natica mamillaris auct. non Linnaeus, 1767, 
[Not available]
Range: 23°N to 11.5°N; 82.5°W to 73°W
Depth: 0 m
Distribution: Colombia, Cuba: North Havana Province
References: Arango (1880) NW; Dautzenberg (1900) SEM; Abbott (1958) s
Comments: Misidentification by Lamarck (1822a).

Natica (Pollinices) [sic] fuscata var.? obscura Mörch, 1877b, p. 59, Not figured
Type Locality: Bahia [Brazil]
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
Comments: Objective synonym of Natica bahiensis.

Natica subclausa Sowerby I, 1850, 
[Not available]
References: Robinson (1991) s
Comments: Misidentification by Woodring (1928).

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.]
Mörch, O. A. L. 1877. Synopsis molluscorum marinorum Indiarum occidentalium imprimis insularum danicarum Malakozoologische Blätter 24 14-66, 93-123.
Récluz, C. 1850. Description de natices nouvelles Journal de Conchyliologie 1 379-402, pls. 12-14.
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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