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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Volutoidea: Mitridae

Mitra barbadensis (Gmelin, 1791)

Range: 32.3°N to 21.62°S; 87°W to 6.52°W
Depth: 0 to 82 m (live 0 to 63 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 45  mm


Murex zebrula Meuschen, 1787
Voluta barbadensis Gmelin, 1791
Mitraria barbadensis (Gmelin, 1791) 
Voluta striatula Schröter, 1804
Mitra santomensis Félix-Alves & Fernandes, 1989


Voluta barbadensis Gmelin, 1791, p. 3455, [Lister, pl. 819, fig. 33]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: in Oceano americano [Barbados]
Range: 32.3°N to 21.62°S; 87°W to 14.4°W
Depth: 0 to 82 m (live 0 to 63 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 45 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Islas Los Roques; Bermuda, Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island; Cuba: Holguin; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Brazil: Ceara, Atol das Rocas, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Espirito Santo; Ascension Island
References: Warmke & Abbott (1961) d; Leal (1991b) DLSE; Robin & Martin (2004) M; Vegas Torres (2004)
Comments: 26°N in Florida.
Combining Genera:  Mitraria

Mitra barbadensis santomensis Félix-Alves & Fernandes, 1989, p. 6-13, pl. [1], figs. 1-3, 1A-3A
Type Locality: Baía de Espraínha, western coast of the island of S. Tomé, 0°20'N, 6°31'W, 1-2 m
Range: 0.33°N ; 6.52°W
Depth: 0 to 2 m (live 1 to 2 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 16.9 mm
References: Félix-Alves & Fernandes (1988) DdLlNSEW; Robin & Martin (2004) M

Voluta striatula Schröter, 1804, 
Attributed to: Lamarck (1811)
Range: 17°N to 8°S; 61.8°W to 14.4°W
Maximum Reported Size: 44 mm
Distribution: Antigua, Ascension Island
References: Lamarck (1811e) M; Higgins & Marrat (1877) NW; E. A. Smith (1890c) SE

Murex zebrula Meuschen, 1787, p. 330
[Not available]
Type Locality: Not stated
References: Cernohorsky (1976) s
Comments: Non-binominal; attributed to Dillwyn (1817), but Dillwyn placed the name in synonym and did not validate it.

Partial List of References

Félix-Alves, I. A. V. and F. Fernandes. 1989. Results of the first I.P.M. expedition to the S. Tomé e Principe Archipelago (Gulf of Guinea, West Africa). Part I. The family Mitridae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Açoreana 7 25-40.
Gmelin, J. F. 1791. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae. Editio decima tertia Systema Naturae, 13th ed., vol. 1(6) 3021-3910. Lipsiae.
Meuschen, F. C. 1787. Museum Geversianum  iv + 659 pp. P. & J. Holsteyn: Rotterodami.

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