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Gastropoda: : Calyptraeoidea: Calyptraeidae

Bostrycapulus aculeatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 35°N to 12°N; 95.5°W to 62°W
Depth: 0 to 80 m (live 0.3 to 60 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 30  mm


Patella aculeata Gmelin, 1791
Calyptraea aculeatus (Gmelin, 1791) 
Crypta aculeatus (Gmelin, 1791) 
Crepidula aculeatus (Gmelin, 1791) 
Sandalium aculeatus (Gmelin, 1791) 
Crepidula costata Morton, 1829
Crepidula hystrix auct. non Broderip, 1834
Crepidula ponderosa H. C. Lea, 1843
Crepidula spinosa Conrad, 1843
Crepidula venezuelana Weisbord, 1962


Patella aculeata Gmelin, 1791, p. 3693, [Chemnitz 1788, pl. 168, f. 1624-1625; da Costa Conch. pl. 6, f. 1; da Costa 1776, pl. 2, f. 2; etc.]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'insulas Americae mediae'
Range: 35°N to 12°N; 95.5°W to 62°W
Depth: 0 to 80 m (live 0.3 to 60 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 30 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Colombia, Venezuela: unlocalized; Bermuda, Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Antigua
References: Lyons et al. (1971) d; Hopkins et al. (1977) {L}; Porter (1974) DN; Princz (1982a) S; García-Cubas (1982) {W}; Odé (1983a) {L}W; Fernández Milera (1998); Collin (2003) c; Collin (2005a) LT
Comments: Cosel's (1982c) record from the Cape Verde Islands may be B. tegulicia. Southern Caribbean records may be an undescribed species (Collin 2005). Records from southern Brazil and Argentina are B. odites.
Combining Genera:  Calyptraea Crepidula Crypta Sandalium

Crepidula costata Morton, 1829, 
References: Campbell (1993) s; Collin (2005a) s
Comments: Non Sowerby I, 1824. Described from the Tertiary of Maryland.

Crepidula hystrix auct. non Broderip, 1834, 
[Not available]
Range: 32.8°N to 24.6°N; 81.8°W to 80°W
Distribution: USA: South Carolina, Florida: Florida Keys
References: Melvill (1881) NSEW; Rosenberg (herein, 24 May 2005) s
Comments: Misidentification.

Crepidula ponderosa H. C. Lea, 1843, 
References: Campbell (1993) s; Collin (2005a) s
Comments: Described from the Tertiary of Virginia.

Crepidula spinosa Conrad, 1843, 
References: Hoagland (1977); Collin (2005a) s
Comments: Described from the Miocene of Virginia.

Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata venezuelana Weisbord, 1962, p. 213-215, pl. 20, figs. 14
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Lower Mare Formation, in small stream 100 meters west of Quebrada Mare Abajo, Venezuela
Maximum Reported Size: 23 mm
References: Weisbord (1962) M

Partial List of References

Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Weisbord, N. E. 1962. Late Cenozoic gastropods from northern Venezuela Bulletins of American Paleontology 42(193) 672 pp., 48 pls. [Stated date: 05 Mar 1962.]

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