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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Muricoidea: Muricinae

Phyllonotus pomum (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 35°N to 3.9°S; 97°W to 33.8°W
Depth: 0 to 73 m (live 0 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 133  mm


Murex pomum Gmelin, 1791
Chicoreus pomum (Gmelin, 1791) 
Murex asperrimus Lamarck, 1822
Murex mexicanus Petit, 1852
Purpura pomiformis Mörch, 1852
Murex pomiformis (Mörch, 1852) 


Murex pomum Gmelin, 1791, p. 3527, [Adans. pl.9, f.22; Lister pl.944, f.39a; Argen. pl.3, f.E; Knorr pl.9, f. I; Mart. 3, figs. 1021-25]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: 'Africam accidentalem'
Range: 35°N to 3.9°S; 97°W to 33.8°W
Depth: 0 to 73 m (live 0 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 133 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Campeche Bank, Alacran Reef, Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Old Providence Island; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Sucre, Islas Los Roques; Bermuda, Cuba: Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth, Isle of Pines), North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Guadeloupe; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Surinam, Brazil: Atol das Rocas
References: Dautzenberg (1900); Springer & Bullis (1956) W; Porter (1974) L; Princz (1978b); Lyons (1979) D; Wagner & Abbott (1990) M; Leal (1991b) dSE; Fernández Milera (1998); García & Lee (2004)
Combining Genera:  Chicoreus

Murex asperrimus Lamarck, 1822b, p. 164, [Martini, 1777, pl. 109, figs. 1021-1023]
Type Locality: l'Océan atlantique
Maximum Reported Size: 112 mm
References: Lamarck (1822b) M; E. H. Vokes (1989) s

Murex mexicanus Petit, 1852b, p. 51-53, pl. 2, fig. 9
Type Locality: Gulf of Mexico
Maximum Reported Size: 46 mm
Distribution: Gulf of Mexico
References: E. H. Vokes (1989) s

Murex (Phyllonotus) pomiformis Mörch, 1852, p. 96, Not stated [see figures for pomum Gmelin and asperrimus Lamarck]
Attributed to: Martini (1777)
Type Locality: Antilles
Range: 23.1°N ; 83.4°W
Depth: 5 to 15 m
Distribution: Cuba: North Havana Province
References: Krebs (1864: 21); Arango (1880) DdNSEW; E. H. Vokes (1989) s
Comments: Based on Murex pomum Gmelin, 1791 and Murex asperrimus Lamarck, 1822.
Combining Genera:  Murex

Partial List of References

Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1822. Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres 7 [iii] + 711 pp. Author: Paris. [Stated date: -- Aug 1822.]
Mörch, O. A. L. 1852. Catalogus Conchyliorum quae Reliquit D. Alphonso d'Aguirra & Gadea Comes de Yoldi. Fasciculus Primus  [vi] + 170 pp. Hafniae. [Stated date: -- --- 1852; true date: pre 1 Oct.]
Petit de la Saussaye, S. 1852. Description de coquilles nouvelles Journal de Conchyliologie 3 51-59, pl. 2. [Stated date: 01 Mar 1852.]

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