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Strombus Gracilior

Stromboidea


Original Description of Strombus gracilior by Sowerby, 1825:

  • "S. testa ovato-oblonga, apice acuminato-pyramidali, ad basim transverse striata, pallide aurantiaca; anfractibus superne nodulosis; labio interno tenui, expanso, externo dilatato, intus transvers leviter sulcato: long. 2 1/10 unc. lat. 1 4/10 unc."

Locus typicus: Sowerby gives no Location

Stratum typicum: recent


History and Synonymy

Strombus gracilior Sowerby1st, 1825: appendix, 20

  • Syn.: Strombus sulcatus Anton, 1839: 85 [non Holten, 1802]

1843

Strombus gracilior in Kiener, 1843, pl. ?, fig. 1

1844

Strombus pugilis var. gracilior in Duclos, 1844, pl. 17, fig. 6, 7

1851

Strombus gracilior in Reeve, 1851, Strombus, pl. 16, fig. 38


Specimens from private collections

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; Cholla Bay, Baja California, (Sea of Cortez), Sonora State, northwestern Mexico; reef area, shallow water, taken on top of sand bar at rising low tide by local collector; 84 mm; 2/1976; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; Coll. Paul Kanner
Top row:

  • all at low tide at Gonzaga Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California State, Mexico

Bottom row:

  • l: Bahia Concepcion Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur State, Mexico
  • m: Cebaco Island, Gulf of Montijo, Veraguas Province, west Panama
  • r: Bahia Concepcion Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur State, Mexico

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; Coll. Paul Kanner
Top row:

  • all at low tide at Gonzaga Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California State, Mexico

Bottom row:

  • l: Bahia Concepcion Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur State, Mexico
  • m: Cebaco Island, Gulf of Montijo, Veraguas Province, west Panama
  • r: Bahia Concepcion Bay, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur State, Mexico

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; Gobernadora Island, Gulf of Montijo, Veraguas Province, west Panama; 78 mm; 2/1992; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; West Panama; 67 mm; Coll. Aart Dekkers no. STR1466

Strombus gracilior Sowerby, 1825; Guaymas, Gulf of California, (Sea of Cortez), Sonora State, Mexico; 87,7 mm; Coll. Dekkers no. STR2166


References:

  • G. B. Sowerby, 1825: A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the lamarckian conchological system, together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species, London

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