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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Stromboidea: Strombidae

Aliger costatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 34.39°N to 21°S; 94°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 2 to 55 m (live 5 to 27 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 231  mm


Strombus costatus Gmelin, 1791
Lambis accipitrina Röding, 1798
Strombus accipitrinus (Röding, 1798) 
Strombus accipiter Dillwyn, 1817
Strombus inermis Swainson, 1822
Strombus integer Swainson, 1823
Strombus jeffersonia Van Hyning, 1945
Strombus aguayoi Jaume & del Valle, 1947
Strombus spectabilis A. H. Verrill, 1950
Strombus griffini Petuch, 1994


Strombus costatus Gmelin, 1791, p. 3520, [Lister Conch. pl. 863, fig. 18b; Martini 1777, pl. 91, fig. 887]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 34.39°N to 21°S; 94°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 2 to 50 m (live 5 to 27 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 231 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Colombia: Old Providence Island; Costa Rica, Colombia; ABC Islands: Aruba; Venezuela: Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Isla la Blanquilla, Isla Margarita, Los Testigos; Bermuda, Cuba: Pinar del Rio, North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Holguin; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Martinique; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Brazil: Maranhao, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Abrolhos Islands, Trindade Island, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
References: Porter (1974) LN (UNC-IMS #6337); Odé (1982b) W; Mello & Perrier (1986) dE; Wagner & Abbott (1990) M; Fernández Milera (1998); Kreipl & Poppe (1999); Macsotay & Campos (2001); Espinosa & Ortea (2003a); Vegas Torres (2004); Simone (2005a) cDl

Strombus accipiter Dillwyn, 1817, p. 669
Type Locality: Asiatic Ocean
Range: 25°N ; 81°W
References: Mörch (1877b) s; Calkins (1878) NSEW
Comments: Unnecessary replacement name for Strombus costatus Gmelin, 1791, non Strombiformis costatus Da Costa, 1778.

Lambis accipitrina Röding, 1798, p. 66, [Martini 1777, pl. 81, fig. 829]
Attributed to: Lamarck (1822)
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 32.8°N to 16.5°N; 80°W to 61.5°W
Depth: 9 to 13 m
Distribution: USA: Florida; Bermuda; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola; Guadeloupe
References: Krebs (1864) DdNSEW; Clench & Abbott (1941) s
Combining Genera:  Strombus

Strombus aguayoi Jaume & del Valle, 1947, 
Range: 23°N ; 81.5°W
Distribution: Cuba: Matanzas

Strombus (Macrostrombus) costatus griffini Petuch, 1994, p. 258-259, pl. 19, fig. h
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Loxahatchee Fauna, from Griffin Brothers pit, Holey Land area, southwestern Palm Beach County, Florida
Maximum Reported Size: 136 mm
References: Petuch (1994) M

Strombus inermis Swainson, 1822a, p. 7-8, [Lister fig. 856]
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 26°N to 17.7°N; 82°W to 64.8°W
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida; Bahamas; Virgin Islands: St. Croix
References: Mörch (1877b) NSE; Clench & Abbott (1941) s

Strombus integer Swainson, 1823b, p. 402
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Not stated
Distribution: USA: Florida
References: Mörch (1877b) W

Strombus jeffersonia Van Hyning, 1945, 
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys

Strombus costatus spectabilis A. H. Verrill, 1950a, p. 127, pl. 9, fig. 4
Type Locality: Dominica
Range: 17.7°N to 15.5°N; 64.9°W to 61.4°W
Depth: 55 m
Maximum Reported Size: 175 mm
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Dominica
References: A. H. Verrill (1950a) DSE; Usticke (1959) NWM; Abbott (1954c) s

Partial List of References

Dillwyn, L. W. 1817. A descriptive catalogue of recent shells A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells 1-2 xii + 1-580; [iv] + 581-1121. John and Arthur Arch: Cornhill.
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. 1994. Atlas of Florida Fossil Shells  xii + 394 pp., 100 pls. Chicago Spectrum Press: Evanston, Illinois. [Stated date: -- --- 1994; true date: pre Nov.]
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Swainson, W. 1822. Appendix. Description of several new shells, and remarks on others, contained in the collection of the late Mrs. Bligh A catalogue of the rare and valuable shells, which formed the celebrated collection of the late Mrs. Bligh 20 pp. London. [True date: pre May 20.]
Swainson, W. 1823. The specific characters of several undescribed shells Philosophical Magazine and Journal 62 401-403. [Stated date: 31 Dec 1823.]
Verrill, A. H. 1950. New marine mollusks from Dominica, B. W. I Nautilus 63 126-128, pls. 9-10. [Stated date: -- Apr 1950.]

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