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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Fissurelloidea: Fissurellidae

Diodora minuta (Lamarck, 1822)

Range: 27°N to 4°N; 92.25°W to 65°W
Depth: 0 to 132 m (live 0 to 3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 16  mm


Fissurella minuta Lamarck, 1822
Fissurella elongata C. B. Adams, 1845
Fissurella gemmulata Reeve, 1850


Fissurella minuta Lamarck, 1822a, p. 15
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 27°N to 9.66°N; 92.25°W to 65°W
Depth: 0 to 132 m (live 0 to 3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 16 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Campeche Bank, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Sucre, Isla la Blanquilla; Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little); Cuba: North Havana Province, Guantanamo; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix
References: Usticke (1959) E; Rice & Kornicker (1965) W; Robinson & Montoya (1987) S; Macsotay & Campos (2001); Geiger (2006a)
Comments: Christiaens (1974) rejects this name as a secondary homonym of Fissurella minuta (Gmelin, 1791), but since F. minuta Lamarck was not replaced before 1961, it remains valid.

Fissurella elongata C. B. Adams, 1845, p. 8, Not figured
Type Locality: Jamaica
Range: 25°N to 4°N; 82.5°W to 65°W
Depth: 10 to 130 m
Maximum Reported Size: 13 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Santiago de Cuba; Jamaica
References: Pérez Farfante (1943b) s; Fernández Milera (1998) DdNSEWM
Comments: Record from Brazil in Fernández Milera (1998) needs confirmation.

Fissurella gemmulata Reeve, 1850a,  pl. 16, fig. 121a-b
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Pérez Farfante (1943b) s

Partial List of References

Adams, C. B. 1845. Specierum novarum conchyliorum, in Jamaica repertorum, synopsis Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 2 1-17. [Stated date: -- Jan 1845.]
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1822. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertčbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertčbres 6(2) [iii] + 232 pp. Author: Paris. [Stated date: -- Apr 1822.]
Reeve, L. 1850. Monograph of the genus Fissurella Conchologia Iconica 6 pls. 9-16

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