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A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca

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Gastropoda: : Ellobioidea: Ellobiidae

Melampus coffea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Range: 32.3°N to 35°S; 93.1°W to 34.9°W
Depth: -0.3 to 0.3 m (live -0.3 to 0.3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 23  mm


Bulla coffea Linnaeus, 1758
Voluta coffea (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Auricula coniformis (Bruguière, 1789) 
Conovulus coniformis (Bruguière, 1789) 
Bulimus coniformis Bruguière, 1789
Pedipes coniformis (Bruguière, 1789) 
Ellobium barbadense Röding, 1798
Auricula biplicata Deshayes, 1830
Auricula olivula Küster, 1844
Melampus microspira Pilsbry, 1891


Bulla coffea Linnaeus, 1758, p. 729, Not figured
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Unknown
Range: 32.3°N to 35°S; 93.1°W to 34.9°W
Depth: -0.3 to 0.3 m (live -0.3 to 0.3 m)
Maximum Reported Size: 23 mm
Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, West Florida, Florida Keys; Mexico: Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche State, Cayo Arcas, Campeche, Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Belize, Guatemala; Colombia: Old Providence Island; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia; ABC Islands: Curacao; Venezuela: Miranda, Sucre, Islas Los Roques, Isla Margarita; Bermuda, Bahamas: Grand Bahama Island, Abaco (Great or Little), Bimini, Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Holguin; Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman Island; Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Anegada, Tortola; St. Martin/St. Maarten, Guadeloupe, Martinique; St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Grenada; Barbados; Trinidad & Tobago: Trinidad, Tobago; Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Brazil: Para, Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Sao Paulo; Uruguay
References: Maury (1922) N; Marcus & Marcus (1965a) dl; Sykes & Hall (1970) DL; García-Cubas (1982) {W}; Cosel (1986) S; Mello & Perrier (1986) E; García-Cubas et al. (1990) W; Martins (1996) M; Fernández Milera (1998); Macsotay & Campos (2001)
Comments: Records from Texas are M. bidentatus according to Morrison (1958: 124).
Combining Genera:  Voluta

Ellobium barbadense Röding, 1798, p. 106, [Martini 1773, pl. 43, fig. 445]
Type Locality: Barbados
Range: 13.2°N ; 59.6°W
Distribution: Barbados

Auricula biplicata Deshayes, 1830, 
References: Martins (1996) sT

Melampus caffeus sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for coffeus by Dall (1884).

Bulimus coniformis Bruguière, 1789, p. 339-340
Type Locality: America
Distribution: Puerto Rico
References: Shuttleworth (1854); Martins (1996) s
Combining Genera:  Auricula Conovulus Pedipes

Auricula conoidalis sic, 
[Not available]
Comments: Error for coniformis by Sowerby (1839, 1842).

Melampus coffea var. microspira Pilsbry, 1891, p. 320, not figured
Type Locality: Progreso, Yucatan [Mexico]
Range: 21.3°N ; 89.7°W
Maximum Reported Size: 13 mm
Distribution: Mexico: Yucatan State
References: Pilsbry (1891c) NSEWM; Martins (1996) s

Auricula olivula Küster, 1844, 
Attributed to: Férussac MS; Beck (1838); Moricand (1838)
Range: 16°S to 23°S; 43°W to 38°W
References: Lange de Morretes (1949) NSEW; Martins (1996) s
Comments: Nude name in Beck (1838).

Partial List of References

Bruguière, [J.-G.] 1789. Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire Naturelle des Vers Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire Naturelle des Vers 1 1-344. Panckoucke: Paris.
Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae Systema Naturae, 10th ed., vol. 1 824 pp. Laurentii Salvii: Holmiae [Stockholm, Sweden].
Pilsbry, H. A. 1891. Land and fresh-water mollusks collected in Yucatan and Mexico Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 43 310-334, pls. 14-15.
Röding, P. F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum  viii + 199 pp. Hamburg. [Stated date: -- Sep 1798.]

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