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Gastropoda: : Neritoidea: Neritidae

Neritina virginea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 32.3°N to 27°S; 97.7°W to 35°W
Depth: 0 to 1.5 m (live 0 to 1.5 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 25  mm


Theodoxus virginea (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Nerita virginea Linnaeus, 1758
Nerita cardinalis Röding, 1798
Nerita nigrocincta Röding, 1798
Nerita chlorina Link, 1807
Nerita marmorata Link, 1807
Nerita phrygia Dillwyn, 1823
Nerita listeri Pfeiffer, 1840
Nerita mertoniana auct. non Recluz, 1843
Neritella mertoniana auct. non Recluz, 1843
Neritina braziliana Sowerby II, 1849
Nerita bahiensis Récluz, 1850
Nerita fasciola Récluz, 1850
Nerita tigris Récluz, 1850
Neritina matoni Mörch, 1852
Neritina trabalis Mörch, 1852
Neritina cajennensis Rigacci, 1866
Neritina minor Metcalf, 1904


Nerita virginea Linnaeus, 1758, p. 778, [Bonan. recr. 3, t. 204; Pet. gaz. t. 11, f. 3]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: in M[are] Mediterraneo
Range: 32.3°N to 27°S; 97.7°W to 35°W
Depth: 0 to 1.5 m (live 0 to 1.5 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 25 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Guatemala; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Falcon; Bermuda, Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island, Abaco (Great or Little), New Providence; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Surinam, Brazil: Para, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina
References: Shuttleworth (1854); Clench (1938b); E. A. Andrews (1941) M; Ladd (1951); Rios (1970) SE; García-Cubas (1970) W; Princz (1978b); Cosel (1986) L; Lyons (1989b) d; Fernández Milera (1998); Vegas Torres (2004); Blanco & Scatena (2006)
Comments: C. W. Johnson (1890) 29.9°N in Florida.
Combining Genera:  Theodoxus

Nerita (Neritina) bahiensis Récluz, 1850a, p. 154-155, pl. 7, fig. 10
Type Locality: Bahia [Brazil]
Range: 12°S to 12°S; 39°W
Maximum Reported Size: 18 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Bahia
References: Récluz (1850a) NSEWM; Kabat & Finet (1992) T

Nerita brasiliana sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for braziliana by Récluz (1850a).

Neritina braziliana Sowerby II, 1849, 
Attributed to: Récluz
References: Shuttleworth (1854) s
Comments: Introduced in synonymy of N. virginea; treated as valid by Récluz (1850a:151).

Neritina virginea var. cajennensis Rigacci, 1866, p. 36
[Not available]
Type Locality: Cajenna
Comments: Nude name.

Nerita cardinalis Röding, 1798, p. 16, [Chemnitz 1786, pl. 124, figs. 1088h-i]
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Not stated

Nerita chlorina Link, 1807b, p. 141-142, [Chemnitz 1786, pl. 124, fig. 1088d]
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Not stated

Nerita (Neritina) fasciola Récluz, 1850a, p. 151
[Not available]
Attributed to: Cristofori MS
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Récluz (1850a) s
Comments: Name introduced in synonymy of Nerita brasiliana.

Nerita listeri Pfeiffer, 1840, p. 255, Not figured
Type Locality: Cuba [Nordküste (Pfeiffer 1839: 349), Matanzas Bay or Cardenas, based on localities cited by Pfeiffer (1854c)]
Range: 23°N to 18.2°N; 81.2°W to 65.5°W
Maximum Reported Size: 21.8 mm
Distribution: Cuba: North Matanzas; Puerto Rico
References: Pfeiffer (1840) NWM; Shuttleworth (1854) SE; Russell (1940) s

Nerita marmorata Link, 1807b, p. 141, [Chemnitz 1786, pl. 124, fig. 1086]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Tomlin & Winckworth (1936) s

Neritina (Vitta) matoni Mörch, 1852, p. 167
[Not available]
Attributed to: Récluz
Type Locality: Brasilia
Distribution: Brazil
Comments: Nude name.

Nerita mertoniana auct. non Recluz, 1843, 
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
Range: 25°N to 10.5°N; 77°W to 61.5°W
Depth: 0 m
Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela: Falcon; Bahamas; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad
References: Higgins & Marrat (1877) NSEW
Comments: Misidentification by Higgins & Marrat (1877); N. mertoniana is from the Philippines (Kabat & Finet, 1992).
Combining Genera:  Neritella

Neritina minor Metcalf, 1904, 

Nerita nigro cincta Röding, 1798, p. 17, [Chemnitz 1786, pl. 124, fig. 1089]
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Not stated

Nerita phrygia Dillwyn, 1823, p. 30, pl. 605, fig. 32
[Synonymy uncertain]
Attributed to: Meuschen (1797)

Nerita (Neritina) tigris Récluz, 1850a, p. 151, [Sowerby, Conch. Illus. fig. 27]
[Not available]
Attributed to: Jan MS
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Récluz (1850a) s
Comments: Name introduced in synonymy of Nerita brasiliana.

Neritina (Vitta) trabalis Mörch, 1852, p. 167, [Petivier, Gaz. 68, fig. 4]
Type Locality: Antilles

Neritina virginia sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for virginea by Sowerby (1849) and Altena (1975).

Partial List of References

Dillwyn, L. W. 1823. Martini Lister Historia sive Synopsis Methodica Conchyliorum, 3rd ed  [ii] + xiii + 48 pp., 1059 figs. + 22 pls. Clarendoniano: Oxonii.
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].
Mörch, O. A. L. 1852. Catalogus Conchyliorum quae Reliquit D. Alphonso d'Aguirra & Gadea Comes de Yoldi. Fasciculus Primus  [vi] + 170 pp. Hafniae. [Stated date: -- --- 1852; true date: pre 1 Oct.]
Pfeiffer, L. 1840. Uebersicht der im Januar, Februar und März 1839 auf Cuba gesammelten Mollusken Archiv für Naturgeschichte 6(1) 250-261.
Récluz, C. 1850. Notice sur le genre Nérita et sur le S.-G. Neritina, avec le catalogue synonymique des Néritines Journal de Conchyliologie 1 131-164, 282-288, pls. 3, 7.
Rigacci, [J.] 1866. Catalogo delle Conchiglie Componenti la Collezione Rigacci Classificata col Sistema di Lamarck  56 pp. Author: Roma.
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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