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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Melongenidae

Melongena corona (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 30.4°N to 24°N; 87.7°W to 80.04°W
Depth: 0 to 2 m (live 0 to 1.2 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 205  mm


Buccinum trames Lightfoot, 1786
Hemifusus corona (Gmelin, 1791) 
Murex corona Gmelin, 1791
Cassidula corona (Gmelin, 1791) 
Fusus corona (Gmelin, 1791) 
Neptunea coronamexicana Röding, 1798
Buccinum ornatum Say, 1822
Melongena belknapi Petit, 1852
Melongena subcoronata Heilprin, 1887
Melongena aspinosa Dall, 1890
Melongena inspinata Richards, 1933
Melongena perspinosa Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1934
Melongena incurvata Lermond, 1936
Melongena sargenti Emery & Lermond, 1936
Melongena trinodulosa Emery & Lermond, 1936
Melongena mulletensis VanHyning, 1940
Melongena johnstonei Clench & Turner, 1956
Melongena winnerae Petuch, 2004


Murex corona Gmelin, 1791, p. 3552, [Chemnitz 1788, pl. 160, figs. 1526-1527; Davila 1, pl. 9, fig. A]
[Basis of the current name]
Attributed to: Lamarck
Type Locality: 'Sinu mexicano'
Range: 30.4°N to 24°N; 86.6°W to 81°W
Depth: 0 to 2 m (live 0 to 1.2 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 205 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Tamaulipas
References: Melvill (1881); Lyons et al. (1971) DL; Pilsbry (1936) NW
Combining Genera:  Cassidula Fusus Hemifusus

Melongena subcoronata var. aspinosa Dall, 1890c, p. 120, pl. 9, fig. 6
Type Locality: Caloosahatchie beds, Florida
Maximum Reported Size: 65 mm
References: Dall (1890c) M; Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Described as a fossil.

Melongena belknapi Petit, 1852c, p. 65-66, pl. 2, fig. 5
Type Locality: Florida
Distribution: USA: Florida
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s

Neptunea corona mexicana Röding, 1798, p. 116, [Chemnitz 1788, pl. 161, figs. 1526-1527]
Type Locality: Not stated

Melongena incurvata Lermond, 1936, 
[Not available]
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Nude name.

Melongena corona var. inspinata Richards, 1933, p. 57, pl. 6, fig. 1
Type Locality: Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota, Florida
Range: 27.5°N to 27.3°N; 82.8°W to 82.7°W
Maximum Reported Size: 101 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Richards (1933) NSEWM; Clench & Turner (1956) s

Melongena corona johnstonei Clench & Turner, 1956, p. 178-180, pl. 105, figs. 1-3; pl. 96, fig. 4
Type Locality: Little Lagoon, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Range: 30.4°N to 29.9°N; 87.7°W to 84.4°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 171 mm
Distribution: Florida: West Florida; USA: Alabama
References: Clench & Turner (1956) NSEW

Melongena mulletensis VanHyning, 1940, 
[Not available]
Attributed to: Lermond
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Nude name.

Buccinum ornatum Say, 1822a, p. 229-230
Type Locality: East Florida
Maximum Reported Size: 100 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida
References: Say (1822a) M

Melongena perspectiva sic, 
[Not available]
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Error for perspinosa by Abbott (1954:72).

Melongena perspinosa Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1934, 
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s

Melongena sargenti Emery & Lermond, 1936, 
[Not available]
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Nude name.

Melongena subcoronata Heilprin, 1887, 
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s

Buccinum trames Lightfoot, 1786, p. 172, not figured
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
Type Locality: "Mobill, Florida" [Mobile, Alabama]
Distribution: USA: Alabama
References: Conrad (1853: 448) s?
Comments: Nude name.

Melongena trinodulosa Emery & Lermond, 1936, 
[Not available]
References: Clench & Turner (1956) s
Comments: Nude name.

Melongena corona winnerae Petuch, 2004, p. 284-285, pl. 94, fig. A; pl. 97, figs. A-B
Type Locality: Little Lake Worth Lagoon, off Singer Island near Little Munyon Island, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
Range: 26.8°N ; 80.04°W
Maximum Reported Size: 134 mm
Distribution: Florida: East Florida
References: Petuch (2004) NSEWM

Partial List of References

Clench, W. J. and R. D. Turner. 1956. The family Melongenidae in the Western Atlantic Johnsonia 3 161-188. [Stated date: 30 Jan 1956.]
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.]
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Petit de la Saussaye, S. 1852. Notice sur une nouvelle espčce du genre Pyrule de Lamarck Journal de Conchyliologie 3 64-66, pl. 2. [Stated date: 01 Mar 1852.]
Petuch, E. J. 2004. Cenozoic Seas  xvi + 308 pp. CRC Press: Boca Raton. [True date: pre Feb 17.]
Richards, H. G. 1933. New varieties of Melongena and Gyrineum Nautilus 47 57, pl. 6. [Stated date: -- Oct 1933.]
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Say, T. 1822. An account of some of the marine shells of the United States Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2 221-248, 257-276, 302-325. [Stated date: -- Jun 1822; true date: -- Jul 1822.]
[Lightfoot, J.] 1786. Catalogue of the Portland Museum  viii + 3-194, frontispiece.

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