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Mariana Islands

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SpeciesDoug Brennan, SaipanRichard Salisbury, GuamSmith, 2003, GuamLadd, 1972, fossil, GuamAbbott, 1960
Canarium erythrinum (Dillwyn, 1817) x  x
Canarium haemastoma (Sowerby, 1842)xxUGI 4840  
Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842) xUGI 5308 x
Canarium microurceus (Kira, 1959)xxUGI 3929 x
Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)xxUGI 3944xx
Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758)x   (x?)
Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967)xxUGI 5168  
Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 3927xx
Dolomena pulchella (Reeve, 1851)xxUGI 5102 x
Dolomena variabilis (Swainson, 1820)   x 
Euprotomus bulla (Röding, 1798)xxUGI 5310  
Gibberulus gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 1432xx
Harpago chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 3952  
Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 3947  
Lambis crocata (Link, 1807)xxUGI 5150  
Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758) xUGI 3951  
Lambis sowerbyi (Mörch, 1872)xxUGI 3831  
Lentigo lentiginosus (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 1873 x
Lentigo pipus (Röding, 1798)xxUGI 5386  
Persististrombus sp.   x 
Sinustrombus sinuatus (Lightfoot, 1786) xUGI 5684 x
Sinustrombus sinuatus x taurus hybrid form     
Sinustrombus taurus (Reeve, 1857)xxUGI 3953 x
Strombidae sp.   x 
Terebellum terebellum (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 3955x 
Terestrombus fragilis (Röding, 1798)xxUGI 3941 x
Terestrombus terebellatus (Sowerby, 1842)  UGI 6839  
Thersistrombus thersites (Swainson, 1823)xx   
Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758)xxUGI 4877 x
Varicospira crispata (Sowerby, 1842) x   
Xenophora cf. cerea (Reeve, 1845)  UGI 5450  

UGI: University of Guam Marine Laboratory Invertebrate Collections

Canarium sp.; Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA

  • tl: Canarium haemastoma (Sowerby, 1842)
  • tr: Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842)
  • ml: Canarium microurceus (Kira, 1959)
  • mr: Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)
  • bl: Canarium urceus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • br: Canarium wilsonorum (Abbott, 1967)

Photos Doug Brennan, Richard Salisbury

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; Photos Richard Salisbury, Paul Merrill

Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758); Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; Photos Richard Salisbury, Paul Merrill

Euprotomus bulla (Röding, 1798); Rizal Beach, Agat Bay, Guam Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; in sand, 80 feet, Scuba; 60,3 mm; 2/1985; Coll. Richard Salisbury

Gibberulus gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758); Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; Photos Richard Salisbury

Harpago Chiragra (Linnaeus, 1758); Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; Photos Richard Salisbury

Lambis sp.; Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA

  • tl: Lambis crocata (Link, 1807)
  • tr: Lambis lambis (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • bl: Lambis scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • br: Lambis sowerbyi (Mörch, 1872)

Photos Richard Salisbury

Lentigo sp.; Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA

  • l: Lentigo lentiginosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • r: Lentigo pipus (Röding, 1798)

Photos Richard Salisbury

Sinustrombus sp.; Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA

  • t: Sinustrombus sinuatus (Lightfoot, 1786)
  • m: Sinustrombus sinuatus x taurus hybrid form
  • b: Sinustrombus taurus (Reeve, 1857)

Photos Richard Salisbury, Bob Abela, Doug Brennan

Thersistrombus thersites (Swainson, 1823); Saipan Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; collected on sand substrate below coral ledge at 23m; 128,8 mm; Coll. Doug Brennan

Terebellum terebellum (Linnaeus, 1758); Double Reef, Guam Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; in sand, 55 feet, Scuba; 1:28,8 mm, 2:33,1 mm, 3:27,7 mm, 4:25,9 mm, 5:15,4 mm; 9/1979; Coll. Richard Salibury

Terestrombus fragilis (Röding, 1798); yacht club Basin, Apra Harbor, Guam Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; 3/1978; under coral rubble in sand, 5 feet, Scuba; 30,9 mm; Coll. Richard Salisbury

Tridentarius dentatus (Linnaeus, 1758); Piti Bay, Guam Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; 8/1980; in sand, under a rock, 5 feet, Snorkel; 47,9 mm; Coll. Richard Salisbury

Varicospira crispata (Sowerby, 1842); Orote Cliffs, Orote Point, Guam Island, Marianas Archipelago, Northern Mariana Islands, Micronesia, USA; under a huge pile of boulders, 55 feet; 14,3 mm; 4/1979; Coll. Richard Salisbury


About the Geology and Paleontology in the Mariana Islands

  • 1.r: Strombus (Canarium) mutabilis in Ladd, 1972, pl.
  • 2.r: Strombus (Conomurex) luhuanus in Ladd, 1972,
  • 3.r: Strombus (Dolomena) variabilis athenius in Ladd, 1972
  • 4.r: Strombus (Gibberulus) gibberulus gibbosus in Ladd, 1972
  • 1.r: Strombus (Tricornis) sp. in Ladd, 1972
  • 2.r r: Strombus (Lentigo) cf. S. preoccupatus in Ladd, 1972
  • 2.r l: Terebellum terebellum in Ladd, 1972

Oceania, Micronesia, Mariana Islands

  • Source of map: Wikipedia

References

  • Abbott, 1960
  • Brennan, 2013, pers. commun.
  • Cloud, 1956
  • Kronenberg, G.C., 2008. An intergeneric hybrid (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Strombidae) with remarks on the subdivision of Indo-Pacific Tricornis. – Basteria 72 (4-6): 331-343
  • Ladd, 1972
  • Latiolais, 2003
  • Salisbury, 2014, pers. commun.
  • B.D. Smith, 2003. Prosobranch gastropods of Guam, Micronesica 35-36, p. 244-270, Fulltext
  • Vermeij, G.J., E.A. Kay, and L.G. Eldredge. 1983. Molluscs of the northern Mariana Islands with special reference to the Selectivity of oceanic dispersal barriers. Micronesica 19: 27–55.
  • G.J. Vermeij & E. Zipser, 1986. A Short-term Study of Growth and Death in a Population of the Gastropod Strombus gibberulus in Guam, The Veliger 28(3), p. 314-317.
  • Yamaguchi, M. 1975. Sea level fluctuations and mass mortalities of reef animals in Guam, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 11:227-243, 296

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