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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Volutoidea: Volutidae

Voluta musica Linnaeus, 1758


Range: 18.3°N to 6°N; 74.13°W to 56°W
Depth: 0 to 128 m (live 12 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 115  mm

Synonymy

Voluta musica Linnaeus, 1758
Plejona chorea Röding, 1798
Plejona confusa Röding, 1798
Plejona incarnata Röding, 1798
Plejona laevigata Röding, 1798
Plejona lineata Röding, 1798
Plejona maculata Röding, 1798
Plejona muta Röding, 1798
Plejona reticulata Röding, 1798
Plejona rosea Röding, 1798
Plejona turbata Röding, 1798
Voluta carneolata Lamarck, 1811
Voluta guinaica Lamarck, 1811
Voluta laevigata Lamarck, 1811
Voluta nebulosa Lamarck, 1811
Voluta rugifera Lamarck, 1811
Voluta sulcata Lamarck, 1811
Voluta thiarella Lamarck, 1811
Voluta violacea Lamarck, 1811
Voluta plicata Dillwyn, 1817
Voluta polypleura auct. non Crosse, 1876
Voluta damula Dall, 1907
Voluta typica Dall, 1907
Voluta guineensis A. H. Verrill, 1950
Voluta ornata A. H. Verrill, 1950
Voluta sanguinea A. H. Verrill, 1950
Voluta alba A. H. Verrill, 1953
Voluta alfordae A. H. Verrill, 1953
Voluta ornata A. H. Verrill, 1953
Voluta tobagoensis A. H. Verrill, 1953
Voluta margaritana A. H. Verrill, 1954

Details


Voluta musica Linnaeus, 1758, p. 733, [Bonan. 3, t. 296-297; Gualt. t. 28, f. X, Z; Argen. t. 17, f. F]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: in O[ceano] Americae ad Jamaicam, Barbados
Range: 18°N to 6°N; 74.13°W to 56°W
Depth: 0 to 40 m (live 12 to 28 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 111 mm
Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela: Gulf of Venezuela, Falcon, Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Isla Margarita, Los Testigos; Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Mustique, Grenada; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad
References: Warmke & Abbott (1961); Cosel (1976) DW; Poppe & Goto (1992) dNSEM; Díaz et al. (1990); Díaz & Puyana (1994); Macsotay & Campos (2001) Ll; Hewitt (2005a)
Comments: The record of Salisbury (1953) from Grand Cayman Island is doubtful.

Voluta musica f. alba A. H. Verrill, 1953b, p. 9
[Not available]
Type Locality: Grenada
Range: 12°N ; 61.7°W
Distribution: St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada
References: A. H. Verrill (1953b) NSEW
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Voluta musica alfordi A. H. Verrill, 1953d, p. 4, text-fig.
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Tobago
Range: 11°N ; 61°W
Maximum Reported Size: 65 mm
Distribution: Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago
References: A. H. Verrill (1953d) NSEWM
Comments: Verrill stated the subspecies to be named after Mrs. Kathleen Alford, so the name is here corrected from 'alfordi' to 'alfordae' (ICZN Articles 31.1.2, 32.5).

Voluta carneolata Lamarck, 1811d, p. 67
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 18.3°N to 13.2°N; 64.7°W to 59.6°W
Maximum Reported Size: 48 mm
Distribution: Virgin Islands: St. John; Barbados
References: Lamarck (1811d) M; A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEW; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Plejona chorea Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Plejona confusa Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Voluta musica [var.] damula Dall, 1907a, p. 347
[Synonym]
Attributed to: Lamarck
Type Locality: Curaçao
Range: 17.3°N to 12°N; 69°W to 59.6°W
Maximum Reported Size: 42 mm
Distribution: ABC Islands: Curacao; St. Kitts/St. Christopher, Montserrat, Dominica; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: St. Vincent, Grenada; Barbados
References: Dall (1907a) SWM; M. Smith (1942); A. H. Verrill (1950c) NE; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta guinaica Lamarck, 1811d, p. 67
[Synonym]
Type Locality: 'probablement les côtes de la Guinée'
Maximum Reported Size: 62 mm
References: Lamarck (1811d) M; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta musica guineensis A. H. Verrill, 1950c, p. 7, pl. 1, fig. 6
[Not available]
Attributed to: Chemnitz (1795); Dillwyn (1817)
Type Locality: Guinea, West Africa [in error]
Range: 12°N to 11°N; 64°W to 61.7°W
Maximum Reported Size: 110 mm
Distribution: Venezuela: Isla Margarita; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada
References: A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEWM; Clench & Turner (1964) s
Comments: Clench & Turner (1964 attributed the name to Dillwyn (1817: 562), but Dillwyn did not use the name as valid, treating it as a synonym of V. virescens var. B.

Plejona incarnata Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Plejona incornata sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for incarnata by Weaver & DuPont (1970).

Voluta laevigata Lamarck, 1811d, p. 67-68
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 12°N to 11°N; 69°W to 61°W
Maximum Reported Size: 75 mm
Distribution: ABC Islands: Curacao; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad, Tobago
References: Lamarck (1811d) M; A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEWM; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Plejona laevigata Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Plejona lineata Röding, 1798, p. 59, [Martini 1777, pl. 96, figs. 928-929]
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Plejona maculata Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Voluta margaritana A. H. Verrill, 1954b, p. 4
[Synonym]
Type Locality: [Isla Margarita]
Range: 12°N to 11°N; 69°W to 64°W
Depth: 146 to 128 m
Maximum Reported Size: 115 mm
Distribution: ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Isla Margarita
Comments: Replacement name for Voluta ornata A. H. Verrill, 1953, non Link, 1807.

Plejona muta Röding, 1798, p. 60, [Martini 1777, pl. 97, figs. 932-933]
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Voluta nebulosa Lamarck, 1811d, p. 66-67
[Synonym]
Type Locality: 'les mers d'Amérique?'
References: Clench & Turner (1964) s
Comments: Erroneously called a nomen nudum by Clench & Turner (1964).

Voluta musica f. ornata A. H. Verrill, 1950c, p. 5-6
[Not available]
Type Locality: Bequa [Bequia, The Grenadines]
Range: 13°N ; 61.4°W
Maximum Reported Size: 75 mm
Distribution: St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Bequia
References: A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEWM
Comments: Non Link 1807, non A. H. Verrill 1953; infrasubspecific.

Voluta ornata A. H. Verrill, 1953b, p. 9, text-fig.
[Synonym]
Type Locality: [Isla] Margarita and Curacao
Range: 12°N to 11°N; 69°W to 64°W
Depth: 146 to 128 m
Maximum Reported Size: 115 mm
Distribution: ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Isla Margarita
References: A. H. Verrill (1953b) NDdSEWM
Comments: Non Link 1807, replaced by Voluta margaritana A. H. Verrill, 1954.

Voluta plicata Dillwyn, 1817, p. 563, [Chemnitz 1788, pl. 149, figs. 1403-1404]
[Synonym]
Type Locality: East Indian Seas
Range: 13°N to 11°N; 64°W to 61.4°W
Distribution: Venezuela: Isla Margarita; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Grenadines, Bequia, Carriacou, Grenada
References: A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEW; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta polypleura auct. non Crosse, 1876, 
[Not available]
Range: 13°N to 11°N; 69°W to 61°W
Distribution: ABC Islands: Curacao; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: St. Vincent, The Grenadines; Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago
References: A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEW
Comments: Misidentification.

Plejona reticulata Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Plejona rosea Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Voluta rugifera Lamarck, 1811d, p. 67
[Synonym]
Attributed to: Dall (1907); Salmon (1952)
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta musica f. sanguinea A. H. Verrill, 1950c, p. 5
[Not available]
Type Locality: Bequia and Carriacou, The Grenadines
Range: 13°N to 12.5°N; 61.5°W to 61.4°W
Maximum Reported Size: 44 mm
Distribution: St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Grenadines, Bequia, Carriacou
References: A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEWM
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Voluta sulcata Lamarck, 1811d, p. 68-69
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Unknown
References: Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta thiarella Lamarck, 1811d, p. 66-67
[Synonym]
Type Locality: 'les mers d'Amérique?'
Range: 17°N to 13.2°N; 62°W to 59.6°W
Maximum Reported Size: 70 mm
Distribution: Antigua, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados
References: Lamarck (1811d) M; A. H. Verrill (1950c) NSEW; Clench & Turner (1964) s

Voluta musica tobagoensis A. H. Verrill, 1953d, p. 5, text-fig.
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Tobago
Range: 11°N ; 61°W
Maximum Reported Size: 55 mm
Distribution: Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago
References: A. H. Verrill (1953d) NSEWM

Plejona turbata Röding, 1798, p. 59, Not figured
[Synonym]
Type Locality: Not stated

Voluta musica [var.] typica Dall, 1907a, p. 346
[Not available]
Attributed to: Lamarck
Type Locality: Tobago, West Indies
Range: 13°N to 11°N; 67.5°W to 60.5°W
Distribution: Venezuela: Islas de Aves, Isla Margarita; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Grenadines, Bequia; Trinidad & Tobago: Tobago
References: Dall (1907a) NSEW; Clench & Turner (1964) s
Comments: Infrasubspecific.

Voluta violacea Lamarck, 1811d, p. 66
[Synonym]
Type Locality: 'l'Océan américain'
References: Clench & Turner (1964) s


Partial List of References

Dall, W. H. 1907. A review of the American Volutidae. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 48: 341-373. [Stated date: 04 Feb 1907.]
Dillwyn, L. W. 1817. A descriptive catalogue of recent shells. A Descriptive Catalogue of Recent Shells 1-2: xii + 1-580; [iv] + 581-1121. John and Arthur Arch: Cornhill.
Lamarck, [J. B.] 1811. Suite de la détermination des espčces de Mollusques Testacés. Volute. (Voluta.). Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 17: 54-80.
Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae. Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum.  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]
Verrill, A. H. 1950. Voluta musica, its forms, distribution and operculum. Conchological Club of Southern California, Minutes 102: 3-7. [Stated date: -- Jul 1950.]
Verrill, A. H. 1953. New volutes from the West Indies. Conchological Club of Southern California, Minutes 132: 9. [Stated date: -- Oct 1953.]
Verrill, A. H. 1953. Two new subspecies of Voluta musica from Tobago. Conchological Club of Southern California, Minutes 134: 4-5. [Stated date: -- Dec 1953.]
Verrill, A. H. 1954. Communication from Mr. A. Hyatt Verrill. Conchological Club of Southern California, Minutes 140: 4. [Stated date: -- Jul 1954.]

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