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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Tonnoidea: Cassinae

Cassis tuberosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 35°N to 18°S; 92°W to 25°W
Depth: 0 to 27 m (live 0 to 9 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 301  mm


Cassidea tuberosa (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Buccinum tuberosum Linnaeus, 1758
Buccinum striatum Gmelin, 1791
Cassis triquetra Rigacci, 1866
Cassis triangularis Coulon, 1936


Buccinum tuberosum Linnaeus, 1758, p. 735, Not figured
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown [Restricted to Hispaniola by Clench (1944b)]
Range: 35°N to 18°S; 92°W to 25°W
Depth: 0 to 27 m (live 0 to 9 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 301 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; Mexico: Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Islas Los Roques, Isla Margarita, Los Testigos; Bermuda, Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, New Providence, Eleuthera, Little San Salvador, Cat Island, Long Island, Mayaguana, Inagua (Great or Little); Cuba: Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth, Isle of Pines), North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola; St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Brazil: Maranhao, Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Abrolhos Islands; Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde Islands
References: Clench (1944b) d; Cosel (1982c) E; Vokes & Vokes (1983, original station data) W; Wagner & Abbott (1990) M; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001); Vegas Torres (2004)
Combining Genera:  Cassidea

Buccinum striatum Gmelin, 1791, p. 3477, [Gronovius pl. 19, fig. 18]
Attributed to: Meuschen (1787)
Type Locality: America
References: Clench (1944b) s

Cassis triangularis Coulon, 1936 
References: Kreipl (1997) s

Cassis tuberosa var. triquetra Rigacci, 1866, p. 44
[Not available]
Attributed to: Lamarck
Type Locality: Bahamas
Distribution: Bahamas
References: Kreipl (1997) s
Comments: Nude name.

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.
Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae. Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Rigacci, [J.] 1866. Catalogo delle Conchiglie Componenti la Collezione Rigacci Classificata col Sistema di Lamarck.  56 pp. Author: Roma.

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