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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Tonnoidea: Personidae

Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck, 1816)

Range: 35.03°N to 20°S; 97°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 300 m (live 7 to 55 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 79  mm


Tritonium reticulare auct. non Linnaeus, 1758
Distortrix reticulata auct. non Röding, 1798
Distorsio cancellina auct. non Lamarck, 1803
Distortrix clathrata (Lamarck, 1816) 
Triton clathratus Lamarck, 1816
Triton ridens Reeve, 1844
Distorsio occidentalis Mörch, 1877
Distorsio robinsoni Petuch, 1987


Triton clathratum Lamarck, 1816, p. [Lamarck 1822b, p. 186], pl. 413, figs. 4a-b
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Not stated [Amérique méridionale (Lamarck 1822b)]
Range: 35.03°N to 20°S; 97°W to 0°W
Depth: 0 to 300 m (live 7 to 55 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 79 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; USA: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Gulf of Campeche, Campeche State, Yucatan State, Campeche Bank; Panama, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Carabobo, Anzoategui, Isla Margarita; Bahamas: Berry Islands; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas; Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Brazil: Amapa, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe, Espirito Santo
References: Clench & Turner (1957) {D}; Porter (1970) LN; Altena (1975) d; J. Andrews (1977) W; Princz (1978b); Odé (1982a) l; Cosel (1986) {l}E; Kronenberg (1994) T; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001) D
Comments: Distorsio clatrata Röding, 1798 (p. 133) is a nude name.
Combining Genera:  Distortrix

Distorsio cancellina auct. non Lamarck, 1803, 
[Not available]
Attributed to: Roissy (1805)
References: Dautzenberg (1900) DdNSEW; Kronenberg (1994) s
Comments: Misidentification by Tryon (1881).

Distorsio acuta occidentalis Mörch, 1877b, p. 34, [Martini 1773, fig. 405-406]
Type Locality: St. Thomas; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Carthagena [Colombia]; Tortola
Range: 18°N to 11°N; 77°W to 61.5°W
Distribution: Colombia, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, Tortola; Guadeloupe
References: Mörch (1877b) NSEW
Comments: Clench & Turner (1957: 215) considered occidentale to be a geographic descriptor, a position following in some prior versions of Malacolog, but is subspecific under ICZN Article 45.6, as it is not unambiguously infrasubspecific.

Tritonium reticulare auct. non Linnaeus, 1758, 
[Not available]
References: Kronenberg (1994) s
Comments: Misidentification by Krebs (1864: 24).

Distortrix reticulata auct. non Röding, 1798, 
[Not available]
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Clench & Turner (1957) s
Comments: Misidentification by Dall (1889a).

Triton ridens Reeve, 1844b,  pl. 12, fig. 45
Type Locality: Philippine Islands [in error]
References: Emerson & Sage (1990a) s

Distorsio (Rhysema) robinsoni Petuch, 1987, p. 64-65, pl. 11, figs. 3-4
Type Locality: Oak Ridge, Roatan Is., Honduras
Range: 16.4°N to 14°N; 86.3°W to 83.3°W
Depth: 50 m
Maximum Reported Size: 53 mm
Distribution: Honduras: Roatan Island; Nicaragua
References: Petuch (1987) DdNW; Robinson (1991) s; Kronenberg (1994) s; Rios (1994) s; Petuch (1998a) SE

Partial List of References

Lamarck, [J. B.] 1816. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature  [iii] + 16 pp., pls. 391-431, 431 bis, 431 bis*, 432-488. Veuve Agasse: Paris.
Mörch, O. A. L. 1877. Synopsis molluscorum marinorum Indiarum occidentalium imprimis insularum danicarum Malakozoologische Blätter 24 14-66, 93-123.
Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean molluscan faunas  [v] + 154 + A1-A4, 29 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia. [True date: 08 Jul 1987.]
Reeve, L. 1844. Monograph of the genus Triton Conchologia Iconica 2 pls. 1-20

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