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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Rapaninae

Mancinella deltoidea (Lamarck, 1822)

Range: 32.3°N to 20.5°S; 97.28°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 0 to 12 m (live 0 to 12 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 52  mm


Purpura trapa auct. non Röding, 1798
Purpura deltoidea Lamarck, 1822
Thais deltoidea (Lamarck, 1822) 
Purpura subdeltoidea Blainville, 1832
Purpura albocincta Küster, 1860


Purpura deltoidea Lamarck, 1822b, p. 247
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 32.3°N to 20.5°S; 97.28°W to 29.3°W
Depth: 0 to 12 m (live 0 to 12 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 52 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; Mexico: Veracruz, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Belize; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Old Providence Island, Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Falcon, Carabobo, Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Los Testigos; Bermuda, Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island, Abaco (Great or Little), Bimini, New Providence, Eleuthera, Cat Island, San Salvador (Watling Is.), Long Island, Cay Sal, Inagua (Great or Little); Cuba: Pinar del Rio, North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, North Camaguey, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda; Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: St. Vincent, Grenada; Barbados, Brazil: Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Abrolhos Islands, Trindade Island
References: Moore (1958b) W; Leal (1991b) c{L}E; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001) L; Vegas Torres (2004)
Comments: 27°N in east Florida (Clench 1947); Maury's (1922) record from Texas needs confirmation.
Combining Genera:  Thais

Purpura albocincta Küster, 1860, 
References: Clench (1947) s

Purpura subdeltoidea Blainville, 1832, 
Distribution: Cuba, Martinique
References: Arango (1880); Clench (1947) s

Purpura trapa auct. non Röding, 1798, 
[Not available]
Distribution: Bahamas, Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas
References: Arango (1880); Clench (1947) s
Comments: Misidentification by Guppy (1877).

Partial List of References

Lamarck, [J. B.] 1822. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertčbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertčbres 7 [iii] + 711 pp. Author: Paris. [Stated date: -- Aug 1822.]

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