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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Ocenebrinae

Eupleura caudata (Say, 1822)

Range: 41.6°N to 25.7°N; 82.5°W to 70.6°W
Depth: 0 to 46 m (live 0 to 25 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 41.6  mm


Ranella caudata Say, 1822
Ranella clathrata Gray, 1839
Eupleura etterae B. B. Baker, 1951


Ranella caudata Say, 1822a, p. 236-237, [Say 1832b, pl. 48]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: [Eastern] United States
Range: 41.6°N to 25.7°N; 82.5°W to 70.6°W
Depth: 0 to 46 m (live 0 to 25 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida, West Florida
References: C. B. Adams (1839) N; Kurtz (1860); Melvill (1881); Simpson (1887a) W; Porter (1974) D; Zinn (1984) W; Lyons (1989b) l; ANSP S

Ranella clathrata Gray, 1839, p. 109
[Synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: Atlantic Ocean
References: Dall (1891b: 175); Rosenberg (herein) s?

Eupleura caudata var. etterae B. B. Baker, 1951, p. 76, pl. 5, fig. 5
Type Locality: Birchtown, Chincoteague, Virginia
Range: 37.9°N to 37.8°N; 75.8°W to 75.5°W
Maximum Reported Size: 41.6 mm
Distribution: USA: Virginia
References: B. B. Baker (1951) NSEWM
Comments: Baker states 'Nomenclatorial subspecies' in a footnote.

Partial List of References

Baker, B. B. 1951. Interesting shells from the Delmarva Peninsula Nautilus 64 73-77, pl. 5. [Stated date: -- Jan 1951.]
Gray, J. E. 1839. Molluscous animals, and their shells The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage 101-142, pls. 33-38 Henry G. Bohn: London. [Stated date: -- Jul 1839.]
Say, T. 1822. An account of some of the marine shells of the United States Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2 221-248, 257-276, 302-325. [Stated date: -- Jun 1822; true date: -- Jul 1822.]

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