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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Muricopsinae

Murexiella glypta (M. Smith, 1938)

Range: 28.94°N to 24°S; 92.06°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 7 to 66 m (live 37 to 37 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 25.3  mm


Murex leviculus auct. non Dall, 1889
Favartia glypta (M. Smith, 1938) 
Murex glyptus M. Smith, 1938
Murexiella iemanja Petuch, 1979


Murex glyptus M. Smith, 1938, p. 89, [M. Smith 1937, pl. 6, fig. 10]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Pliocene, Clewiston, Florida
Range: 28.94°N to 24°S; 92.06°W to 32.5°W
Depth: 7 to 66 m (live 37 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 25.3 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida; Mexico: Campeche Bank, Yucatan Peninsula; Brazil: Amapa, Para, Abrolhos Islands, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
References: Lyons et al. (1971) N; Leal (1991b) {D}LE; E. H. Vokes (1994) SM; E. F. García (2006, pers. comm.) DW; García (2007b)
Comments: Described as a fossil.
Combining Genera:  Favartia

Murexiella iemanja Petuch, 1979b, p. 518-519, figs. 1I-J, 2D
Type Locality: 2 km east of Santa Barbara Is., Abrolhos Archipelago, Bahia State, Brazil, 17°57'S, 38°41'W, 25 m
Range: 17.95°S to 17.95°S; 38.68°W
Depth: 25 m
Maximum Reported Size: 8 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Abrolhos Islands
References: Petuch (1979b) DdNSEWM; E. H. Vokes (1994) s; Rios (1994) s

Murex leviculus auct. non Dall, 1889, 
[Not available]
References: E. H. Vokes (1994) s
Comments: Misidentification by Clench & Pérez Farfante (1945); Abbott (1954).

Partial List of References

Petuch, E. J. 1979. New gastropods from the Abrolhos Archipelago and reef complex, Brazil Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 92 510-526. [Stated date: 18 Oct 1979.]
Smith, M. 1938. Further notes upon Tertiary and Recent mollusks from Florida together with descriptions of new species [concluded] Nautilus 51 88-91. [Stated date: -- Jan 1938.]

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