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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Muricopsinae

Favartia cellulosa (Conrad, 1846)

Range: 34°N to 27°S; 91°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 310 m (live 7 to 60 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 29  mm


Murex tetragona auct. non Broderip, 1833
Ocinebrina cellulosa (Conrad, 1846) 
Tritonalia cellulosa (Conrad, 1846) 
Murex cellulosus Conrad, 1846
Tritonalia nucea auct. non Mörch, 1850
Murex nucea auct. non Mörch, 1850
Murex jamaicensis Sowerby II, 1879
Ocinebra alta Dall, 1890
Favartia glypta auct. non M. Smith, 1938


Murex cellulosa Conrad, 1846a, p. 25
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Tampa Bay [Florida]
Range: 34°N to 27°S; 91°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 0 to 310 m (live 7 to 60 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 29 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela: Sucre; Bermuda, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Brazil: Para, Maranhao, Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia, Abrolhos Islands, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina
References: Clench & Pérez Farfante (1945) D; Sykes & Hall (1970) l; Porter (1974) dN; Leal (1991b) E; Macsotay & Campos (2001); Houart (2005)
Comments: See also cellulosa auct. = Murexiella macgintyi.
Combining Genera:  Ocinebrina Tritonalia

Ocinebra (Favartia) (intermedia Adams var.?) alta Dall, 1890c, p. 150, not figured
Attributed to: Dall (1890, in part)
Type Locality: Florida Pliocene [Near Fort Deneaud, Caloosahatchie Rive, Florida (Schuchert 1905)]
Maximum Reported Size: 24 mm
References: Dall (1890c) M; Schuchert (1905) T; E. H. Vokes (1994) s

Favartia glypta auct. non M. Smith, 1938, 
[Not available]
References: Houart (1991) s
Comments: Misidentification by Vokes (1968, pl. 7, fig. 5).

Murex jamaicensis Sowerby II, 1879, p. 39, pl. 402, fig. 223
Type Locality: Jamaica
Range: 18°N ; 77°W
Distribution: Jamaica
References: E. H. Vokes (1994) s

Tritonalia nucea auct. non Mörch, 1850, 
[Not available]
Range: 18°N ; 77°W
Distribution: Jamaica
References: E. H. Vokes (1994) s
Comments: Misidentification by M. Smith (1939, pl. 12, fig. 19).
Combining Genera:  Murex

Murex tetragona auct. non Broderip, 1833, 
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
Range: 24.6°N ; 81.8°W
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys
Comments: Misidentification by Melvill (1881).

Partial List of References

Conrad, T. A. 1846. Descriptions of new species of fossil and Recent shells and corals Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 3 19-27, pl. 1. [Stated date: -- Feb 1846; true date: pre June 30.]
Dall, W. H. 1890. Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida, with especial reference to the Miocene silex-beds of Tampa and the Pliocene beds of the Caloosahatchie River. Part I. Pulmonate, opisthobranchiate and orthodont gastropods Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 3 1-200, pls. 1-12. [Stated date: -- Aug 1890.]
Sowerby, G. B., II. 1879. Monograph of the genus Murex, Linnaeus Thesaurus Conchyliorum 4 1-55, pls. 380-403

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