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The Naticidae Family includes 394 species comprising 5 subfamilies (Polinicinae (14 genus), Naticinae (11), Sininae (5), ...)
and 36 genus (Natica (89 species), Polinices (41), Euspira (41), ...)

Phylum      : Mollusca
 Class       : Gastropoda 
  Subclass    : Caenogastropoda 
   Order       : Littorinimorpha 
    Superfamily : Naticoidea 
     Family      : Naticidae 

Common name : moon snails or necklace shells

Aspect : smooth, globose shell with low turn, large half-moon opening; columellar border thickened by a callus which can completely or partially mask the umbilicus; the lip fringe is fine and sharp. horny or calcareous operculum.

Feeding : carnivore

Environment : all seas, soft and sandy bottoms, because they hunt burrowing animals

Mammilla sebae (Récluz, 1844) (Subfamily Polinicinae)

Mammilla sebae

Naticarius onca (Röding, 1798) (Subfamily Naticinae)

Naticarius onca

Naticarius onca (Röding, 1798) (Subfamily Naticinae)

Naticarius onca : beach

Naticarius orientalis (Gmelin, 1791) (Subfamily Naticinae)

Naticarius orientalis

Natica fulminea (Gmelin, 1791) (Subfamily Naticinae)

Natica fulminea

Natica vitellus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Naticinae)

Natica vitellus

Polinices mammilla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Subfamily Polinicinae)

Polinices mammilla

Sinum planulatum (Récluz, 1843) (Subfamily Sininae)

Sinum planulatum

Total collection for Naticidae : 7 species (49 shells in total)

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