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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Bivalvia: Euheterodonta: Tellinoidea: Semelidae

Semele bellastriata (Conrad, 1837)

Range: 35°N to 15°S; 92.1°W to 16°W
Depth: 3.5 to 90 m (live 7 to 11 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 24.2  mm


Amphidesma bellastriatum Conrad, 1837
Venus antillarum d'Orbigny, 1853
Amphidesma cancellatum d'Orbigny, 1853
Semele lata auct. non A. Adams, 1855
Semele nexilis Gould, 1862
Semele donovani McGinty, 1955


Amphidesma bellastriata Conrad, 1837, p. 239-240, pl. 20, fig. 4
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Mobile Point, Alabama; newer Pliocene marl, Newbern, North Carolina
Range: 35°N to 15°S; 92.1°W to 32.3°W
Depth: 7 to 90 m (live 7 to 11 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 24.2 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Alabama, Texas; Mexico: Campeche Bank, Quintana Roo; Bermuda
References: Perry & Schwengel (1955) d; Rice & Kornicker (1965) W; Sykes & Hall (1970) l; Lyons (1989b) LM

Venus antillarum d'Orbigny, 1853, p. 278, pl. 26, figs. 41-43
[Synonymy uncertain]
Attributed to: d'Orbigny (1842)
Type Locality: Florida, Cuba, Martinique, Saint-Thomas, and Jamaica
Range: 25°N to 14.8°N; 80°W to 16°W
Maximum Reported Size: 7 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida; Cuba, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Martinique

Semele bellestriata sic, 
[Not available]

Amphidesma cancellata d'Orbigny, 1853, p. 241, pl. 25, figs. 42-44
Attributed to: d'Orbigny (1842)
Type Locality: Guadeloupe and Martinique
Range: 16.5°N to 14.8°N; 61.5°W to 61°W
Maximum Reported Size: 12 mm
Distribution: Guadeloupe, Martinique
References: d'Orbigny (1853) M; Mikkelsen & Bieler (2004) s

Semele bellestriata donovani McGinty, 1955, p. 83, pl. 2, fig. 14
Type Locality: Off peanut Island, near the North Inlet in lake Worth, Florida, 2 fathoms
Range: 26.77°N to 11.4°N; 80.05°W to 63.12°W
Depth: 3.5 to 37 m
Maximum Reported Size: 14.4 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida
References: McGinty (1955) DdNWM; Macsotay & Campos (2001) SE

Semele lata auct. non A. Adams, 1855, 
[Not available]
References: Abbott (1974) s
Comments: Misidentification by Bush (1885).

Semele nexilis Gould, 1862, 

Partial List of References

Conrad, T. A. 1837. Descriptions of new marine shells, from Upper California. Collected by Thomas Nuttall, Esq. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7 227-268, pls. 17-20. [Stated date: -- Feb 1837.]
d'Orbigny, A. 1853. Mollusques Histoire Physique, Politique et Naturelle de l'Óle de Cuba 2 [iv] + 225-380, pls. 26-28?.
McGinty, T. L. 1955. New marine mollusks from Florida Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 107 75-85, pls. 1-2. [Stated date: 23 Nov 1955.]

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