WoRMS taxon details

Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

accepted
Species
marine
(ofHelix janthina Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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 The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface  
Distribution The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface [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]
MolluscaBase (2018). Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140155 on 2018-11-15
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-03-21 08:01:23Z
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2008-05-18 13:28:54Z
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original description  (ofJanthina fragilis Lamarck, 1801) Lamarck J.B. (1801). <i>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.</i> Published by the author and Deterville, Paris: viii + 432 pp. , available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14117719
page(s): 89 [details]   

original description  (ofIanthina striulata var. contorta Carpenter, 1857) Carpenter P.P. (1857). Catalogue of the collection of Mazatlan Mollusca in the British Museum collected by Frederick Reigen. <i>London</i>, xvi + 552 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61252
page(s): 186 [details]   

original description  (ofIanthina bicolor Menke, 1828) Menke, K. T. (1828). Synopsis methodica molluscorum generum omnium et specierum earum, quae in Museo Menkeano adservantur; cum synonymia critica et novarum specierum diagnosibus. Menke, Pyrmont. xii + 91 pp., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13119590
page(s): 28, 84 [details]   

original description  (ofHelix janthina Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofJanthina (Achates) carpenteri Mörch, 1860) Mörch, O.A.L. (1859). Beiträge zur Molluskenfauna Central-Amerikas. <i>Malakozoologische Blätter</i>, 6: 102-126 [Stated date: Oct. 1859 on pp. 97, 129]  [details]   

original description  (ofIanthina striulata Carpenter, 1857) Carpenter P.P. (1857). Catalogue of the collection of Mazatlan Mollusca in the British Museum collected by Frederick Reigen. <i>London</i>, xvi + 552 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61252 [details]   

original description  (ofHelix janthina Forsskål, 1775) Niebuhr C. (ed.) (1775). Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål, prof. Haun., post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Hauniae [Copengagen], Möller, pp. 1-19 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, 1 map. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18564 [details]   

original description  (ofJanthina bicolor O. G. Costa, 1830) Costa O. G. (1830 ["1829"]) <i>Catalogo sistematico e ragionato de' testacei delle Due Sicilie.</i> Tipografia della Minerva, Napoli. pp. 1-8, i-cxxxii, pl. 1-3. [Work dated 1829 on title page, but published in 1830 according to Fasulo, 2013, <i>Bollettino Malacologico</i> 49: 101-103.], available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/catalogosistemat00cost
page(s): cvi [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 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 [request] 

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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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 The mollusc is pelagic and floating on surface [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]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch paarse zeilslak  [details]
English violet snailpurple sea snailcommon purple sea snailbubble raft shell  [details]
French janthine  [details]
German VeilchenschneckeFlosschnecke  [details]
Japanese アサガオガイ  [details]