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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Littorinoidea: Littorinidae

Littoraria flava (King & Broderip, 1832)

Range: 22.07°N to 29°S; 81°W to 34.9°W
Depth: -1.5 to 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 20  mm


Littorina nebulosa auct. non Lamarck, 1822
Littorina flava King & Broderip, 1832
Melaraphe flava (King & Broderip, 1832) 
Littorina flava (King & Broderip, 1832) 
Littorina columellaris d'Orbigny, 1840
Melaraphe columellaris (d'Orbigny, 1840) 
Littorina fusciventris Boettger, 1891


Littorina flava King & Broderip, 1832, p. 345, Not figured
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'ad Brasiliam, (Rio de Janeiro)'
Range: 22.07°N to 29°S; 81°W to 34.9°W
Depth: -1.5 to 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 20 mm
Distribution: Colombia: Offshore islands; Venezuela: Carabobo; Cuba: Cienfuegos; Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago; Guyana, Surinam, Brazil: Maranhao, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina
References: Aguayo (1935) N; Bequaert (1943); Ortiz-Corps (1985); Mello & Perrier (1986) E; Díaz & Puyana (1994) W; ANSP
Combining Genera:  Littorina Melaraphe

Littorina columellaris d'Orbigny, 1840, p. 392, [d'Orbigny 1842b, pl. 15, figs. 18-20, 20']
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: 8°S, aux environs de Pernambuco
Range: 14.5°N to 8°S; 61°W to 35°W
Maximum Reported Size: 19 mm
Distribution: Martinique, Brazil: Pernambuco
References: d'Orbigny (1840) SEM; d'Orbigny (1842b) NW
Combining Genera:  Melaraphe

Littorina fusciventris Boettger, 1891, 

Littorina nebulosa auct. non Lamarck, 1822, 
[Not available]
References: Jong & Coomans (1988) s
Comments: Misidentification by Jong & Kristensen (1965).

Partial List of References

d'Orbigny, A. 1840. Mollusques Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale 5 377-424, pls. 53, 67, 70-71. P. Bertrand: Paris. [True date: -- --- 1840.]
King, P. P. and W. J. Broderip. 1832. Description of the Cirrhipeda, Conchifera and Mollusca, in a collection formed by the officers of H.M.S. Adventure and Beagle employed between the years 1826 and 1830 in surveying the southern coasts of South America Zoological Journal 5 332-349.

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