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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Ellobioidea: Ellobiidae

Microtralia ovulum (Pfeiffer, 1840)

Range: 32.3°N to 12.2°N; 82.5°W to 64.8°W
Depth: 0 to 0 m (live 0 to 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 3.8  mm


Actaeon ovulum (Pfeiffer, 1840) 
Tornatella ovulum Pfeiffer, 1840
Ovatella occidentalis (Pfeiffer, 1854) 
Leucopepla occidentalis (Pfeiffer, 1854) 
Leuconia occidentalis Pfeiffer, 1854
Auriculastrum minuscula (Dall, 1889) 
Auricula minuscula (Dall, 1889) 
Melampus minuscula (Dall, 1889) 
Tralia minuscula Dall, 1889
Rangitotoa insularis A. W. B. Powell, 1933
Auriculastra nana Haas, 1950


Tornatella ovulum Pfeiffer, 1840, p. 256, [Faber 2004e, figs. 127-134]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Cuba [Nordküste, Pfeiffer 1839: 349]
Range: 22°N to 23°N; 78°W to 84°W
Maximum Reported Size: 3.6 mm
Distribution: Cuba
References: Pfeiffer (1840) NSEWM; Faber (2004e) T
Combining Genera:  Actaeon

Rangitotoa insularis A. W. B. Powell, 1933, 
References: Climo (1982) s

Tralia (Alexia?) minuscula Dall in Simpson, 1889, p. 69
Type Locality: Several localities
Range: 28°N to 23.13°N; 82.5°W to 74.5°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 3.8 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida; Bahamas: San Salvador (Watling Is.), Exuma (Great or Little); Cuba: North Havana Province
References: Dall in Simpson (1889) DdNWM; Dall (1894) E; Aguayo (1935) S; Martins (1996) sT
Combining Genera:  Auricula Auriculastrum Melampus

Auriculastra nana Haas, 1950, p. 197, pl. 22, fig. 1-2
Type Locality: Lover's Lake, St. George's Island, Bermuda
Range: 32.3°N ; 64.8°W
Maximum Reported Size: 3.7 mm
Distribution: Bermuda
References: Haas (1950) NSEWM; Martins (1996) s

Leuconia occidentalis Pfeiffer, 1854b, p. 155, Not figured
Type Locality: In littore maris prope Cardenas [Matanzas Province] insulae Cuba
Range: 28°N to 12.2°N; 82°W to 64.8°W
Depth: 0 m (live 0 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 3.8 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida, Florida Keys; ABC Islands: Curacao; Bermuda, Bahamas: Abaco (Great or Little), Andros, New Providence; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Granma; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
References: Aguayo & Jaume (1947a) W; Jong & Coomans (1988) S; Martins (1996) NEM; Faber (2004e) s
Comments: Species has been introduced to New Zealand (Climo 1982; Morley & Hayward 1999).
Combining Genera:  Leucopepla Ovatella

Partial List of References

Haas, F. 1950. On some Bermudian Ellobiidae Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 28 197-199, pl. 22. [Stated date: 18 Dec 1950.]
Pfeiffer, L. 1840. Uebersicht der im Januar, Februar und März 1839 auf Cuba gesammelten Mollusken Archiv für Naturgeschichte 6(1) 250-261.
Pfeiffer, L. 1854. Synopsis Auriculaceorum, oder: Uebersicht sämmtlicher Gattungen und Arten der Auriculacean Malakozoologische Blätter 1 145-156. [Stated date: -- Aug 1854.]
Simpson, C. T. 1889. Contributions to the Mollusca of Florida [cont.] Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences 5 57-72. [Stated date: -- Feb 1889.]

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