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Nassariidae 11 species (56 shells in total)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Neogastropoda 
    Superfamily : Buccinoidea 
     Family      : Nassariidae 

Common name : mud snails (USA), or dog whelks (UK)

Aspect : solid, ovoid to spindle-shaped shell, small to medium in size. Axial or lattice spiral sculpture (axial and radial). Columellar callosity often large. Short, deep and slightly curved siphonal canal. Operculum

Feeding : destrivorous, scavenging

Environment : tropical seas, tidal or shallow areas

Nassarius arcularia (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius arcularia

Nassarius arcularia plicatus (Röding, 1798) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius arcularia plicatus

Nassarius concinnus (Powys, 1835) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius concinnus

Nassarius coronatus (Bruguière, 1789) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius coronatus

Nassarius glans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius glans

Nassarius margaritifer (Dunker, 1847) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius margaritifer

Nassarius olivaceus (Bruguière, 1789) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius olivaceus

Nassarius papillosus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Nassarius papillosus

Phos roseatus Hinds, 1844 (Subfamily Photinae)

Phos roseatus

Tritia corniculum (Olivi, 1792) (Subfamily Nassariinae)

Tritia corniculum : (Côte d'Azur)

Tritia reticulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tritia reticulata : (Brittany)
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