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Strophia intermedia Maynard, 1889

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Strophia intermedia Maynard, 1889a:13-15,pl.2,figs.3,3B.; Harasewych et al., 2007:376, fig. 3.

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Geographic Distribution: Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Type Locality: South side of Little Cayman, Cayman Islands [19° 39.5' N, 80° 5.49' W]

 The Small Rough Strophia is found on the coast of the south side of Little Cayman, west of a large mangrove swamp that nearly divides the island into two unequal portions, and along the beach on the south side of Cayman Brac, as far east as the cocoa-nut grove extends, now about half the length of the key. 

They are much more common than the Ragged Strophia, and al­though they mingle occasionally with the colonies of the Common Stro­phia that border the shore, they are never found far from the beaches. They are more common on Little Cayman than on Cayman Brac; see further remarks under habits of S. copia." (Maynard, 1889:13-15)

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 076067

Harasewych et al., 2007:376 selected one of two syntypes as the lectotype [MCZ 2076067].  The remaining syntype became a paralectotype.  The other 2,998 specimens mentioned in the original description do not have any status as types.



Clench (1964:368) included this species in the synonymy of Strophia pannosa Maynard, 1889.

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