WoRMS name details

Turritella candida Reeve, 1849

494036  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:494036)

 unaccepted (Synonym)
Species
marine
Reeve, L.A. (1849). Monograph of the genus <i>Turritella</i>. In: <i>Conchologia Iconica</i>. vol. 5, pl. 1-11 and unpaginated text. L. Reeve & Co., London. [stated dates: pl. 1-8: May, 1849; 9-11: June 1849]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8967277
page(s): Pl. 8, sp. 38 [details]   
Note 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1958.6.11.12...  
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Type material 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1958.6.11.12 mounted on a wooden tablet, ex. coll. H. Cuming (acquired NHMUK in 1866), together with two other specimens, Reg. Nrs 1958.6.11.13-14 which appear not conspecific at first sight. Examination has shown that there is no difference in the "life cycle" of these two shells as compared to the syntype, yet their general appearance is much more flat-sided with sharper cords. Probably they too are infraspecific variations of the highly variable Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849, just like the syntype here examined. The synonymy as proposed by Marche-Marchad (1960:868) is here supported. [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Turritella candida Reeve, 1849. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=494036 on 2020-01-24
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original description Reeve, L.A. (1849). Monograph of the genus <i>Turritella</i>. In: <i>Conchologia Iconica</i>. vol. 5, pl. 1-11 and unpaginated text. L. Reeve & Co., London. [stated dates: pl. 1-8: May, 1849; 9-11: June 1849]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8967277
page(s): Pl. 8, sp. 38 [details]   

additional source Smith, E.A. (1872) A list of species of shells from West Africa, with descriptions of those hitherto undescribed. <i>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London</i>, 1871, 727–739, pl. 75., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28554665
page(s): p. 735 [details]   

additional source Tryon G.W., jr. (1886). Manual of conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. (1)8: Naticidae, Calyptraeidae, Turritellidae, Vermetidae, Caecidae, Eulimidae, Turbonillidae, Pyramidellidae. pp. 1-461, pls. 1-79, Philadelphia, published by the author., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63144
page(s): p. 204, pl. 64, fig. 96 [details]   

source of synonymy Marche-Marchad I. (1960). Les Turritellidae de l'Afrique Occidentale (Gastropodes Prosobranches marins). <i>Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Afrique Noire sér A, 22(3)</i>: 855-884, 3 pl.
page(s): 868 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Syntype NHMUK 1958.6.11.12, geounit West Africa [details]
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Synonymy Marche-Marchad (1960:867-868) accredits Dance & Salisbury for choice of the preferred name after their examination and comparison of the type material of Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849 and Turritella candida Reeve, 1849. Under Art. 24.2.1, however, as neither Dance nor Salisbury published the synonymy and preference, Marche-Marchad is to be considered "first reviser". [details]

Type material 1 specimen, syntype, NHMUK 1958.6.11.12 mounted on a wooden tablet, ex. coll. H. Cuming (acquired NHMUK in 1866), together with two other specimens, Reg. Nrs 1958.6.11.13-14 which appear not conspecific at first sight. Examination has shown that there is no difference in the "life cycle" of these two shells as compared to the syntype, yet their general appearance is much more flat-sided with sharper cords. Probably they too are infraspecific variations of the highly variable Turritella gemmata Reeve, 1849, just like the syntype here examined. The synonymy as proposed by Marche-Marchad (1960:868) is here supported. [details]