The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Gastropoda: : Naticoidea: Naticidae

Natica marochiensis (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 28°N to 21.62°S; 96°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 94 m (live 3 to 64 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 40  mm


Nerita marochiensis Gmelin, 1791
Lunatia marochiensis (Gmelin, 1791) 
Nerita maroccana Dillwyn, 1817
Natica proxima C. B. Adams, 1850
Natica limacina Jousseaume, 1874
Natica major Mörch, 1877


Nerita marochiensis Gmelin, 1791, p. 3673, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 188, fig. 1905-1910]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'Africae, praefertim Marochii, Antillarum'
Range: 28°N to 21.62°S; 96°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 94 m (live 3 to 64 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 30 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Campeche State; Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela: Isla Margarita; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Nevis, Surinam, Brazil: Amapa, Para, Maranhao, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo
References: Nicklès (1950) E; Sarasúa (1970); Altena (1975) {L}; Odé (1982b) LNW; Leal (1991b) DS; Mikkelsen et al. (1995) l; Macsotay & Campos (2001); Hewitt (2005b)
Combining Genera:  Lunatia

Natica limacina Jousseaume, 1874, 
Range: 17.7°N to 11°N; 65°W to 61.5°W
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad
References: Mörch (1877b) NSEW

Natica (Cochlis) limacina var. major Mörch, 1877b, p. 64, Not figured
Type Locality: Catinguiba [Brazil]
Maximum Reported Size: 32 mm
Distribution: Brazil
References: Mörch (1877b) M

Nerita maroccana Dillwyn, 1817, p. 983, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 188, fig. 1905-1910]
Attributed to: Chemnitz
Type Locality: Africa and the West Indies
Maximum Reported Size: 40 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Vilas & Vilas (1970) M

Natica maroceana sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for maroccana by Abbott (1974).

Natica proxima C. B. Adams, 1850f, p. 111, Not figured
Type Locality: Jamaica
Range: 17.8°N ; 77°W to 64.9°W
Maximum Reported Size: 17.8 mm
Distribution: Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Croix
References: C. B. Adams (1850f) NWM; Dall (1889a) s; Usticke (1959) SE

Partial List of References

Adams, C. B. 1850. Descriptions of supposed new species of marine shells, which inhabit Jamaica Contributions to Conchology 7 109-123. [Stated date: -- Apr 1850.]
Dillwyn, L. W. 1817. A descriptive catalogue of recent shells A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells 1-2 xii + 1-580; [iv] + 581-1121. John and Arthur Arch: Cornhill.
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Mörch, O. A. L. 1877. Synopsis molluscorum marinorum Indiarum occidentalium imprimis insularum danicarum Malakozoologische Blätter 24 14-66, 93-123.

Key To Reference Codes
List of ANSP Collections   Terms and Conditions of Use

Learn about the AcademyMembershipfor KidsLibraryfor FamiliesshopNewsMuseumEducationResearch
©1998 - 2010 All Rights Reserved, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-299-1000 Email: