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Malacolog Version 4.1.1

A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea: Haminoeoidea: Haminoeidae

Haminoea elegans (Gray, 1825)

Range: 32.3°N to 30°S; 97.2°W to 15°W
Depth: 0 to 34 m (live 0.2 to 2 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 23.5  mm


Bulla elegans Gray, 1825
Bullaea guildingii Swainson, 1840
Bulla diaphana Gould, 1852
Haminoea taylorae Petuch, 1987


Bulla elegans Gray, 1825, p. 408
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Mare Britannicum et Mediterraneum
Range: 32.3°N to 30°S; 97.2°W to 15°W
Depth: 0 to 34 m (live 0.2 to 2 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 23.5 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Texas; Mexico: Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Costa Rica, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao, Bonaire; Venezuela: unlocalized; Bermuda, Cuba: North Havana Province; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Brazil: Ceara, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul
References: Dautzenberg (1900); Pilsbry & Aguayo (1933); Nicklčs (1950) E; Parker (1955) {W}; Parker (1959) W; Er. Marcus (1957) dM; Marcus & Marcus (1967a) D; Thompson (1977) L; Princz (1982a); Cosel (1986) {D}l; Espinosa & Ortea (2003a)
Comments: 26°N in east Florida.

Bulla diaphana Gould, 1852, p. 222, [Gould 1860, pl. 15, fig. 265-265d]
Attributed to: Couthouy MS
Type Locality: Near the mouth of the harbour of Rio de Janeiro
Range: 23°S to 23°S; 43°W
Maximum Reported Size: 19 mm
Distribution: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro
References: Gould (1852) NSEWM; Er. Marcus (1957) s
Comments: Gould (1852) cites Gould 1849, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 3:91, but the species name does not occur there.

Bullae [sic] guildingii Swainson, 1840, p. 360, fig. 46
Type Locality: Not stated
Range: 26°N to 23°S; 94°W to 43°W
Distribution: USA: Florida: West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Texas; Jamaica, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro
References: A. Adams (1850c); Dall (1889b) NSEW; Er. Marcus (1957) s
Comments: Non Atys guildingii Sowerby, 1869.

Haminoea taylorae Petuch, 1987, p. 31-32, pl. 4, figs. 12-13
Type Locality: Joe Kemp Key, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park
Range: 25°N ; 81°W
Depth: 0 m
Maximum Reported Size: 16 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: Florida Keys
References: Martínez & Ortea (1997) s; Valdés et al. (2006) s

Partial List of References

Gould, A. A. 1852. Mollusca & Shells United States Exploring Expedition 12 xv + 510 pp. Gould & Lincoln: Boston.
Gray, J. E. 1825. A list and description of some species of shells not taken notice of by Lamarck (continued) Annals of Philosophy (2)9 407-415. [Stated date: -- Jun 1825.]
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.]
Swainson, W. 1840. A treatise on Malacology  viii + 419 pp., frontispiece. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor: London.

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