Scientific name Hipponix
Higher classification Hipponicidae
|Similar Hipponicidae, Hipponix antiquatus, Cheilea equestris, Calyptraea, Crucibulum|
Hipponix, common name hoof snails or hoof shells, is a genus of small sea snails with limpet-like shells, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Hipponicidae, the hoof snails. Many (but not all) of the species in this genus have white shells.
Species within the genus Hipponix include:
NOTE: According to notes in Rosenberg, 2009, the online database Malacolog 4.1.1, H. antiquatus was described without a type locality. This same species was previously considered to occur in both the Eastern Pacific and the Western Atlantic, but some records of this species from the Western Atlantic may in fact be H. leptus instead.