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Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)

140155  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:140155)

accepted
Species
Janthina fragilis Lamarck, 1801 · unaccepted (objective synonym of J. janthina)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of ) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 772 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
Distribution Pelagic, circumequatorial  
Distribution Pelagic, circumequatorial [details]

Description Shell up to 4 cm, with angled whorls and a slightly extended apex. The base is flatter and less rounded than in J....  
Description Shell up to 4 cm, with angled whorls and a slightly extended apex. The base is flatter and less rounded than in J. globosa. Violet in colour, with pale upper parts. Habitat: planktonic. Distribution: worldwide. (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Distribution Range: 47°N to 40°S; 97°W to 0°W. Distribution: Massachusetts to North Carolina, Florida; Florida: West Florida, Florida...  
Distribution Range: 47°N to 40°S; 97°W to 0°W. Distribution: Massachusetts to North Carolina, Florida; Florida: West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Panama, Colombia, Venezuela; Venezuela: unlocalized; Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Brazil; Brazil: Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Trinidad Island, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina; Uruguay, oceanic [details]

Distribution The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface  
Distribution The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2021) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140155 on 2022-11-26
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2022). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140155 on 2022-11-26
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2006-03-21 08:01:23Z
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2008-05-18 13:28:54Z
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2020-04-10 20:33:59Z
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original description  (of Janthina fragilis Lamarck, 1801) Lamarck, J. B. (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres, ou tableau général des classes, des ordres et des genres de ces animaux; Présentant leurs caractères essentiels et leur distribution, d'apres la considération de leurs rapports naturels et de leur organisation, et suivant l'arrangement établi dans les galeries du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, parmi leurs dépouilles conservées; Précédé du discours d'ouverture du Cours de Zoologie, donné dans le Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle l'an 8 de la République. Published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719
page(s): 89 [details]   

original description  (of ) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 772 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

context source (Bermuda) Jensen, R. H. (1997). A Checklist and Bibliography of the Marine Molluscs of Bermuda. Unp. , 547 pp [details]   

basis of record Beu A.G. (2017). Evolution of <i>Janthina</i> and <i>Recluzia</i> (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Epitoniidae). <em>Records of the Australian Museum.</em> 69(3): 119-222., available online at https://doi.org/10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1666 [details]   

additional source Rogers, G. F. (1941). Wreck of the <i>Janthina janthina</i>. <em>The Nautilus.</em> 54(3): 75-77., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8519230 [details]   

additional source Steyn, D.G. & Lussi, M. (1998) Marine Shells of South Africa. An Illustrated Collector's Guide to Beached Shells. Ekogilde Publishers, Hartebeespoort, South Africa, ii + 264 pp.
page(s): 84. [details]   

additional source Laursen, D. 1953. The genus Ianthina: A monograph. Dana Report 38: 1-40, pl. 1. [details]   

additional source Rosenberg, G. 1992. <i>Encyclopedia of Seashells</i>. Dorset: New York. 224 pp.
page(s): 85 [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Grove, S. 2011. The Seashells of Tasmania: A Comprehensive Guide. Taroona, Australia: Taroona Publications. [vi], 81.
page(s): 40 [details]   
 
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    Definitions

From editor or global species database
Distribution Pelagic, circumequatorial [details]

From other sources
Description Shell up to 4 cm, with angled whorls and a slightly extended apex. The base is flatter and less rounded than in J. globosa. Violet in colour, with pale upper parts. Habitat: planktonic. Distribution: worldwide. (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Distribution Range: 47°N to 40°S; 97°W to 0°W. Distribution: Massachusetts to North Carolina, Florida; Florida: West Florida, Florida Keys; USA: Louisiana, Texas; Mexico; Mexico: Yucatan State, Quintana Roo; Panama, Colombia, Venezuela; Venezuela: unlocalized; Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Brazil; Brazil: Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Trinidad Island, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina; Uruguay, oceanic [details]

Distribution The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch paarse zeilslak  [details]
English violet snailviolet seasnailpurple sea snaillarge violet snailcommon violet sea-snailcommon purple snailcommon purple sea snailcommon janthinabubble raft shell  [details]
French janthine  [details]
German VeilchenschneckeFloßschneckeFlosschnecke  [details]
Japanese アサガオガイ  [details]
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