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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Volutoidea: Mitridae

Mitra straminea A. Adams, 1853

Range: 34°N to 23°S; 91°W to 41°W
Depth: 0 to 329 m (live 92 to 128 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 31  mm


Mitra fulgurita auct. non Reeve, 1844
Mitra multilirata A. Adams, 1853
Mitra straminea A. Adams, 1853
Pusia straminea (A. Adams, 1853) 
Mitra fluviimaris Pilsbry & McGinty, 1949
Mitra saldanha Matthews & Rios, 1970
Cancilla saldanha (Matthews & Rios, 1970) 


Mitra straminea A. Adams, 1853a, p. 132, [Cernohorsky 1976, p. 465, fig. 1]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 34°N to 23°S; 91°W to 41°W
Depth: 4 to 329 m (live 92 to 128 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 31 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina, Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana; Mexico: Yucatan State, Campeche Bank, Alacran Reef; Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Brazil: Amapa, Ceara, Rio de Janeiro
References: Dall & Simpson (1901); Cernohorsky (1976) LNM; Vokes & Vokes (1983, original station data) {W}; García (2002a) lW
Comments: See also straminea auct. = Vexillum laterculatum.
Combining Genera:  Pusia

Mitra fluviimaris Pilsbry & McGinty, 1949, p. 13, pl. 1, fig. 5
Type Locality: Off Palm Beach, Florida
Range: 26.7°N to 18.5°N; 80°W to 67°W
Depth: 0 to 183 m
Maximum Reported Size: 28.8 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys; Jamaica, Puerto Rico
References: Pilsbry & McGinty (1949) DNSWM; Warmke & Abbott (1961) dSE

Mitra fulgurita auct. non Reeve, 1844, 
[Not available; synonymy uncertain]
Comments: Misidentification by Dall (1889a), Parker (1960).

Mitra multilirata A. Adams, 1853a, p. 135
Type Locality: China Seas [in error]

Mitra saldanha Matthews & Rios, 1970, 
Range: 4°N ; 51°W
Depth: 95 m
Maximum Reported Size: 14 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Amapa
References: Cernohorsky (1991) s
Combining Genera:  Cancilla

Mitra staminea sic, 
[Not available]
Distribution: Puerto Rico
Comments: Error for straminea by Warmke & Abbott (1961).

Partial List of References

Adams, A. 1853. Descriptions of fifty-two new species of the genus Mitra, from the Cumingian collection Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 19 132-141.
Pilsbry, H. A. and T. L. McGinty. 1949. New marine mollusks of Florida and the Bahamas Nautilus 63 9-15, pl. 1. [Stated date: -- Jul 1949.]

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