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Gastropoda: : Tonnoidea: Phaliinae

Semicassis cicatricosa (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 32.3°N to 5°S; 93.6°W to 41°W
Depth: 0 to 6 m (live 0.3 to 6 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 60  mm


Phalium cicatricosa (Gmelin, 1791) 
Buccinum cicatricosum Gmelin, 1791
Buccinum recurvirostrum Gmelin, 1791
Xenogalea lucrativa Iredale, 1927
Semicassis peristephes Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939


Buccinum cicatricosum Gmelin, 1791, p. 3475-3476, [Gronovius pl. 19, fig. 1-2]
[Basis of the current name]
Attributed to: Meuschen (1787)
Type Locality: 'India'
Range: 32.3°N to 5°S; 93.6°W to 41°W
Depth: 0.3 to 6 m (live 0.3 to 6 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 60 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Flower Garden Banks; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Costa Rica, Venezuela: Islas Los Roques; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little); Cuba: North Havana Province, Villa Clara, Guantanamo; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola; Guadeloupe, Barbados, Brazil: Ceara
References: Clench (1944b) N; Matthews (1967) SE; Odé (1982a) WM
Comments: 26°N in Florida.
Combining Genera:  Phalium

Xenogalea lucrativa Iredale, 1927, 
References: Clench (1944b) s

Semicassis cicatricosa peristephes Pilsbry & McGinty, 1939a, p. 76, pl. 5, fig. 5
Type Locality: Peanut Island, northern inlet of Lake Worth
Range: 26.8°N to 17.4°N; 81°W to 62.8°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 59 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida; Cuba: North Matanzas; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; St. Kitts/St. Christopher
References: Pilsbry & McGinty (1939a) dNSEW{M}; Clench (1944b) s; Usticke (1959) M

Buccinum recurvirostrum Gmelin, 1791, p. 3477, [Lister, pl. 1016, fig. 75]
Attributed to: Wood (1818)
Type Locality: Barbados
Range: 13.2°N ; 59.6°W
Maximum Reported Size: 60 mm
Distribution: Barbados
References: Gmelin (1791) NSEWM; Clench (1944b) s

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.
Pilsbry, H. A. and T. L. McGinty. 1939. Small Cassididae of Florida and the West Indies Nautilus 52 73-77, pl. 5. [Stated date: -- Jan 1939.]

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