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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Amauropsis islandica (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 76°N to 37°N; 120°W to 0°W
Depth: 9 to 240 m (live 13 to 10 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 40  mm


Bulbus islandica (Gmelin, 1791) 
Acrybia islandica (Gmelin, 1791) 
Lunatia islandica (Gmelin, 1791) 
Nerita islandica Gmelin, 1791
Natica helicoides Johnston, 1835
Natica canaliculata Gould, 1840
Natica exulans Gould, 1841
Natica cornea Möller, 1842
Natica gouldii C. B. Adams, 1847
Natica elatior Middendorff, 1849
Natica normalis Middendorff, 1849
Choristes elegans Carpenter in Dawson, 1872


Nerita islandica Gmelin, 1791, p. 3675, Not figured
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'Oceano septentrionali'
Range: 76°N to 37°N; 120°W to 0°W
Depth: 9 to 240 m (live 13 to 10 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Canada: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, Georges Bank; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland
References: Thorson (1944) DdLl; Macpherson (1971) {d}NW
Combining Genera:  Acrybia Bulbus Lunatia

Natica canaliculata Gould, 1840, 
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts
References: Gould (1841) M; Dautzenberg & Fischer (1912) s

Natica cornea Möller, 1842a, p. 80
Type Locality: [?Godthaabsfjord, West] Greenland [see Schiötte & Warén (1992)]
Range: 64°N ; 52°W
Depth: 55 to 73 m
Maximum Reported Size: 18 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland
References: Möller (1842a) M; Marincovich (1977) T; Schiötte & Warén (1992) DdNSEWs

Natica helicoides f. elatior Middendorff, 1849b, p. 417
[Not available]
Type Locality: Litt. Lapp. Ross.
Maximum Reported Size: 14.5 mm
References: Middendorff (1849b) M
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Choristes elegans Carpenter in Dawson, 1872, 
References: McLean (1992b) s
Comments: Described as Pleistocene fossil.

Natica exulans Gould, 1841, p. 236
[Not available]
Attributed to: Loven MS
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Name introduced in synonymy of Natica canaliculata.

Natica gouldii C. B. Adams, 1847, 
References: Stimpson (1851c) s
Comments: Non Philippi, 1845. Replacement name for Natica canaliculata Gould, 1840.

Natica helicoides Johnston, 1835, 
Range: 44°N to 42.5°N; 70°W to 0°W
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: Canada: Nova Scotia; USA: Massachusetts
References: Stimpson (1851c) SW; Gould (1870) NEM

Natica helicoides f. normalis Middendorff, 1849b, p. 417, pl. 7, figs. 8-9
[Not available]
Type Locality: Mare Behringii
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
References: Middendorff (1849b) M
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Partial List of References

Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Gould, A. A. 1841. Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts  xiii + 373 pp. Commissioners on the Zoological and Botanical Survey of the State: Cambridge, Massachusetts. [True date: pre Oct.]
Middendorff, A. T. von. 1849. Beiträge zu einer Malacozoologia Rossica. II. Aufzählung und Beschreibung der zur Meeresfauna Russlands gehörigen einschaler Mémoires de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg, Sciences Naturelles (6)6 329-516, pls. 1-11.
Möller, H. P. C. 1842. Index molluscorum Groenlandiae Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift 4 76-97.

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