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: : Neritoidea: Neritidae

Nerita fulgurans Gmelin, 1791

Range: 32.3°N to 6°S; 97°W to 35°W
Depth: 0 to 0 m (live 0 to 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 37  mm


Nerita antillarum Gmelin, 1791
Nerita fulgurans Gmelin, 1791
Nerita nigreola Röding, 1798
Nerita praecognita C. B. Adams, 1845
Nerita albipunctata Reeve, 1855
Nerita lindae Petuch, 1988


Nerita fulgurans Gmelin, 1791, p. 3685, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 192, figs. 1996-1997]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'insulas Americae'
Range: 32.3°N to 6°S; 97°W to 35°W
Depth: 0 m (live 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 37 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Texas; Mexico: Veracruz, Campeche State, Quintana Roo; Belize, Honduras; Colombia: Offshore islands; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Sucre; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little); Cuba: Pinar del Rio, North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad; Brazil: Para, Maranhao, Piaui, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte
References: Dautzenberg (1900); Russell (1941); Odé (1985) {M}; Fernández Milera (1998); Costa et al (2001) T; Macsotay & Campos (2001); Redfern (2001) M
Comments: J. Andrews (1977) 28°N in Texas. Neotype designation by Costa et al. (2001) is invalid because authors did not demonstrate that a name bearing type was necessary to define the taxon objectively (ICZN Article 75.1).

Nerita albipunctata Reeve, 1855c,  pl. 13, fig. 61a-b
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 13.3°N ; 61.3°W
Distribution: St. Vincent & the Grenadines: St. Vincent
References: Higgins & Marrat (1877) NSEW; Pilsbry (1888) s

Nerita antillarum Gmelin, 1791, p. 3685, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 192, fig. 1987]
Type Locality: 'insulas Antillas'
References: Russell (1941) s

Nerita (Theliostyla) lindae Petuch, 1988, p. 151, pl. 30, figs. 4, 5, 11
Type Locality: Eastern side of Peanut Island, opposite Palm Beach Inlet, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
Range: 27°N to 19°N; 80°W to 71°W
Depth: 0 m (live 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 18 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida; Dominican Republic
References: Wagner & van Peursen (1994) sSE; Costa et al. (2001) s

Nerita nigreola Röding, 1798, p. 20, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 192, fig. 1987]
Type Locality: Not stated

Nerita praecognita C. B. Adams, 1845, p. 7, Not figured
Type Locality: Jamaica
Range: 18°N ; 77°W to 65°W
Maximum Reported Size: 26.7 mm
Distribution: Jamaica; Puerto Rico: Culebra Island
References: C. B. Adams (1845) NSWM; Dall & Simpson (1901) E

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.]
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Petuch, E. J. 1988. Neogene history of tropical American mollusks  [vi] + 217, 39 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia. [Stated date: 15 Dec 1988.]
Reeve, L. 1855. Monograph of the genus Nerita Conchologia Iconica 9 pls. 1-19 [Stated date: -- Aug 1855.]
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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: