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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Muricinae

Phyllonotus margaritensis (Abbott, 1958)

Range: 12°N to 10.8°N; 71°W to 62°W
Depth: 6 to 300 m
Maximum Reported Size: 96  mm


Murex imperialis Swainson, 1831
Murex margaritensis Abbott, 1958
Chicoreus margaritensis (Abbott, 1958) 


Murex (Phyllonotus) margaritensis Abbott, 1958, p. 61-62
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Isla Margarita
Range: 12°N to 10.8°N; 71°W to 62°W
Depth: 6 to 300 m
Maximum Reported Size: 96 mm
Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Carabobo, Sucre, Isla Margarita, Los Testigos; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad
References: Clench (1959d) EM; Díaz & Puyana (1994) W; Macsotay & Campos (2001) S
Comments: New name for Murex imperialis Swainson, 1831 non Fischer, 1807.
Combining Genera:  Chicoreus

Murex imperialis Swainson, 1831,  pl. 67 (also Muricinae pl. 1)
[Objective synonym of valid name]
Type Locality: Island of Margarita [Venezuela], 11°20'N, 63°20W
Distribution: Venezuela: Isla Margarita
References: Abbott (1958) s
Comments: Non Fischer, 1807.

Partial List of References

Abbott, R. T. 1958. The marine mollusks of Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 11 [viii] + 138 pp., 5 pls. [Stated date: 31 Dec 1958.]
Swainson, W. 1831. Zoological Illustrations, or Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals, selected chiefly from the classes of Ornithology, Entomology, and Conchology and arranged according to their apparent affinities Zoological Illustrations (2)2 pls. 46-85. Baldwin & Cradock and Havell: London.

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