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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Buccinoidea: Nassariidae

Nassarius vibex (Say, 1822)

Range: 41.6°N to 27.6°S; 97.38°W to 34.9°W
Depth: 0 to 31 m (live 0 to 31 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 20  mm


Buccinum vibex (Say, 1822) 
Alectrion vibex (Say, 1822) 
Nassa vibex Say, 1822
Uzita vibex (Say, 1822) 
Antillophos candei auct. non d'Orbigny, 1842
Buccinum antillarum Philippi, 1849
Nassa antillarum (Philippi, 1849) 
Buccinum sturmii Philippi, 1849
Nassa sturmii (Philippi, 1849) 
Nassa fretensis Perkins, 1869


Nassa vibex Say, 1822a, p. 231, [Say 1834, pl. 57, fig. 2]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: New Jersey and southern coast [of eastern United States]
Range: 41.6°N to 27°S; 97.38°W to 34.9°W
Depth: 0 to 31 m (live 0 to 31 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 20 mm
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida: East Florida, West Florida; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche State, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Colombia: Offshore islands; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela; Cuba: North Matanzas, Cienfuegos; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Brazil: Para, Maranhao, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina
References: C. B. Adams (1839) N; Kurtz (1860); Melvill (1881); Parker (1959) {W}; Usticke (1959) M; Porter (1974) DL; Mello & Perrier (1986) E; Reguero et al. (1991) W; Fernández Milera (1998); Faber (2004b)
Comments: Restricted to Cape Cod to Yucatan according to Lee (1998).
Combining Genera:  Alectrion Buccinum Uzita

Buccinum antillarum Philippi, 1849d, p. 139
Type Locality: Cuba
Maximum Reported Size: 17 mm
Distribution: Cuba
References: Philippi (1849b) M; Cernohorsky (1984) s
Comments: Non Buccinum antillarum d'Orbigny, 1848.
Combining Genera:  Nassa

Antillophos candei auct. non d'Orbigny, 1842, 
[Not available]
Distribution: Mexico: Campeche State
Comments: Misidentification by García-Cubas (1982, fig. 57).

Nassa fretensis Perkins, 1869, 
Distribution: USA: Massachusetts, Connecticut
References: A. E. Verrill (1873b) s; Tryon (1873) s

Buccinum sturmii Philippi, 1849d, p. 135-136
Type Locality: Mare Antillarum ad Novam Aureliam
Range: 17.8°N to 27.6°S; 64.7°W to 48.5°W
Maximum Reported Size: 17 mm
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Brazil: Santa Catarina
References: Philippi (1849d) M; Dunker (1875) SE; Usticke (1959) NW; Cernohorsky (1984) s
Combining Genera:  Nassa

Partial List of References

Philippi, R. A. 1849. Centuria altera testaceorum novorum (contin.) Zeitschrift für Malakozoologie 5 129-150. [Stated date: -- Mar 1849.]
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.]

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