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Gastropoda: : Neritoidea: Neritidae

Nerita peloronta Linnaeus, 1758

Range: 32.3°N to 9.4°N; 92°W to 59.6°W
Depth: -0.5 to 0 m (live -0.5 to 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 47  mm


Nerita peloronta Linnaeus, 1758
Nerita papilio Röding, 1798
Nerita virginea Röding, 1798
Nerita erythrodon Récluz, 1850
Nerita sanguidens Récluz, 1850


Nerita peloronta Linnaeus, 1758, p. 778, [Rumph. mus., t. 22, f. K]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: O[ceano] Asiae ad Bandam
Range: 32.3°N to 9.4°N; 92°W to 59.6°W
Depth: -0.5 to 0 m (live -0.5 to 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 47 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Belize; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Falcon, Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Isla la Blanquilla; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little), Cat Island; Cuba: Pinar del Rio, North Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island, Little Cayman; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Barbuda, Antigua, Dominica; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: St. Vincent, Grenada; Barbados; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad
References: Dautzenberg (1900); Russell (1941) N; Olsson & McGinty (1958) S; J. B. Lewis (1960) E; Voss & Voss (1960) l; Rice & Kornicker (1962) {W}; Vokes & Vokes (1983, original station data) W; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001); Vegas Torres (2004)
Comments: C. W. Johnson (1890) 29.9°N in Florida.

Nerita erythrodon Récluz, 1850a, p. 283, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 192, figs. 1977-1984]
Type Locality: Antilles
Comments: Published in synonymy of Nerita peloronta Linnaeus according to Kabat & Finet (1992); but actually included Nerita peloronta Lamarck, not Linnaeus.

Nerita papilio Röding, 1798, p. 19, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 92, fig. 1977]
Type Locality: Not stated

Nerita sanguidens Récluz, 1850a, p. 283
[Not available]
Type Locality: Mer Rouge
Comments: Published in synonymy of Nerita erythrodon Récluz, 1850.

Nerita virginea Röding, 1798, p. 19, [Chemnitz 1781, pl. 92, figs. 1978-1980]
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Non Linnaeus, 1758.

Partial List of References

Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Récluz, C. 1850. Notice sur le genre Nérita et sur le S.-G. Neritina, avec le catalogue synonymique des Néritines Journal de Conchyliologie 1 131-164, 282-288, pls. 3, 7.
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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