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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Trochoidea: Solariellidae

Solariella obscura (Couthouy, 1838)

Range: 78°N to 37°N; 125°W to 0°W
Depth: 5 to 878 m (live 13 to 165 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 8.9  mm


Machaeroplax obscura (Couthouy, 1838) 
Margarita obscura (Couthouy, 1838) 
Turbo obscurus Couthouy, 1838
Margarita albula Gould, 1861
Machaeroplax albula (Gould, 1861) 
Machaeroplax bella (Verkrüzen, 1875) 
Margarita bella Verkrüzen, 1875
Margarita cinereaeformis Leche, 1878
Margarita intermedia Leche, 1878
Machaeroplax carinata A. E. Verrill, 1882
Machaeroplax planula A. E. Verrill, 1882
Solariella laevis Friele, 1886
Margarita islandica Odhner, 1910
Solariella multilirata Odhner, 1912
Solariella lewisae Willett, 1946


Turbo obscurus Couthouy, 1838, p. 100-101, pl. 3, fig. 12
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Between Marblehead and Nahant, Massachusetts Bay (ex pisces)
Range: 75.97°N to 37°N; 125°W to 0°W
Depth: 5 to 878 m (live 13 to 70 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 8.9 mm
Distribution: Greenland: West Greenland, East Greenland; Canada: Labrador; USA: Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut; Eastern Atlantic: Iceland
References: Couthouy (1838) M; Procter (1933) l; Thorson (1944) N; Clarke (1954a); Macpherson (1971) L{N}EW; Clarke (1974) D
Comments: Warén (1993: 166) noted 'Specimens from soft sediments and deep water have weaker sculpture.'
Combining Genera:  Machaeroplax Margarita

Margarita albula Gould, 1861, 
References: Warén (1993) s
Combining Genera:  Machaeroplax

Margarita bella Verkrüzen, 1875b, p. 236-237
Type Locality: Hammerfest, Norway, 30-36 fathoms
Range: 44.7°N to 42°N; 65.8°W to 0°W
Depth: 18 to 165 m (live 165 m)
References: Verkrüzen (1875b) E; Verkrüzen (1878) NW; Verrill (1880) DLl; Verrill (1882a) d; C. W. Johnson (1934) S; Warén (1993) s; Alexeyev (2003)
Combining Genera:  Machaeroplax

Machaeroplax obscura var. carinata A. E. Verrill, 1882a, p. 532, [Johnson 1989, pl. 15, fig. 2]
Type Locality: [USFC sta. 997, by lectotype designation of Johnson (1989)]
Range: 39.97°N to 39.7°N; 71.53°W to 69.37°W
Depth: 267 to 613 m
Maximum Reported Size: 6 mm
References: Verrill (1882a) DdNSEW; Warén (1993) s

Margarita obscura var. cinereaeformis Leche, 1878, p. 45-46
Type Locality: Novaya Zemlya
References: Warén (1993) s

Solariella curinata sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for carinata by Johnson (1934).

Margarita obscura var. intermedia Leche, 1878, p. 45, pl. 2, fig. 25
Type Locality: Several localities on Novaya Zemlya
References: Warén (1993) s

Margarita islandica Odhner, 1910, 
Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Iceland
References: Warén (1993) s

Solariella laevis Friele, 1886, 
Range: 78°N to 60°N; 73°W
Depth: 73 m
Maximum Reported Size: 4.5 mm
References: F. C. Baker (1919) DdNSW; Warén (1993) s

Solariella lewisae Willett, 1946, 
References: Baxter (1987) s

Solariella multilirata Odhner, 1912, 
References: Lopes & Cardoso (1958)

Machaeroplax obscura var. planula A. E. Verrill, 1882a, p. 531-532, [Johnson 1989, pl. 17, fig. 6]
Type Locality: [Off Block Island, Rhode Island, by type designation of Johnson (1989)]
Range: 40°N ; 71.5°W
Depth: 27 to 55 m
Maximum Reported Size: 7 mm
Distribution: USA: Off New Jersey
References: Verrill (1882a) Dd; Warén (1993) s

Partial List of References

Couthouy, J. P. 1838. Descriptions of new species of Mollusca and shells, and remarks on several polypi found in Massachusetts Bay Boston Journal of Natural History 2 53-111, pls. 1-3. [Stated date: -- Feb 1838.]
Leche, W. 1878. Öfversigt öfver de af Svenska Expeditionerna till Novaja Semlja och Jenissej 1875 och 1876 Insamlade: Hafs-Mollusker Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar (2)16(2) 1-86, pls. 1-2. [Stated date: 12 Mar 1878.]
Verkrüzen, T. A. 1875. Bericht über einen Schabe-Ausflug im Sommer 1874 Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 2 229-240, pl. 8.
Verrill, A. E. 1882. Catalogue of marine Mollusca added to the fauna of the New England region, during the past ten years Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 5 451-587, pls. 42-44, 57-58.

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