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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Neogastropoda: Conoidea: Turrinae

Polystira albida (G. Perry, 1811)

Range: 30.04°N to 2°N; 96.67°W to 51°W
Depth: 15 to 229 m (live 15 to 79 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 116  mm


Turris albida (G. Perry, 1811) 
Pleuroliria albida (G. Perry, 1811) 
Pleurotoma albida G. Perry, 1811
Pleurotoma virgo Lamarck, 1816
Murex virgo (Lamarck, 1816) 
Turris nivea Reeve, 1843
Polystira sunderlandi Petuch, 1987


Pleurotoma albida G. Perry, 1811a, pl. 32, fig. 4
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: New Zealand and Lord Howe's Island [in error]
Range: 30.04°N to 2°N; 96.67°W to 51°W
Depth: 15 to 229 m (live 15 to 79 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 116 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico: Campeche Bank; Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Sucre, Isla Margarita; Cuba: North Matanzas; Jamaica, Puerto Rico, French Guiana, Surinam, Brazil: Amapa
References: Springer & Bullis (1956) NW; Altena (1975) {L}; Princz (1978b); García collection M; Odé (1991c) L; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001); Petit (2003); García (2007b)
Combining Genera:  Pleuroliria Turris

Turris nivea Reeve, 1843b, p. species 20
[Not available]
Type Locality: Not stated
Comments: Name introduced in synonymy.

Polystira sunderlandi Petuch, 1987, p. 19, pl. 6, figs. 13-14
Type Locality: 50 km south of Apalachicola, Florida
Range: 29°N ; 85°W
Depth: 150 m
Maximum Reported Size: 28 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida
References: Odé (1991c) s

Pleurotoma virgo Lamarck, 1816,  pl. 439, fig. 2
Attributed to: Wood (1818), Lamarck (1822b)
Type Locality: Not stated [Unknown, Lamarck 1822b]
Range: 14.5°N to 11°N; 63°W to 61°W
Depth: 80 m
Maximum Reported Size: 112 mm
Distribution: Venezuela: Los Testigos; Martinique
References: Lamarck (1822b) M; Dautzenberg (1900) NSEW; Abbott (1954c) s
Combining Genera:  Murex

Partial List of References

Lamarck, [J. B.] 1816. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature  [iii] + 16 pp., pls. 391-431, 431 bis, 431 bis*, 432-488. Veuve Agasse: Paris.
Perry, G. 1811. Conchology  iv + 5 pp., 61 pls. William Miller: London.
Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean molluscan faunas  [v] + 154 + A1-A4, 29 pls. Coastal Education & Research Foundation: Charlottesville, Virginia. [True date: 08 Jul 1987.]
Reeve, L. 1843. Monograph of the genus Pleurotoma Conchologia Iconica 1 pls. 1-18

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