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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Naticoidea
Scientific name  Naticarius
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Naticidae
Higher classification  Naticidae
Naticarius AnimalBase Naticarius orientalis species homepage
Lower classifications  Naticarius hebraeus, Naticarius orientalis

Naticarius is a genus (or subgenus) of predatory sea snails, marine gastropods in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.

Naticarius canrena Linnaeus 1758 Colorful Moonsnail In Situ

The species within this genus were previously placed in the genus Natica, subgenus Naticarius. This classification is still used by a number of leading malacologists.

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The operculum in this genus is calcareous.


Species within the genus Naticarius include:

Naticarius Naticarius hebraeus
  • Naticarius alapapilionis (Röding, 1798)
  • Naticarius canrena (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Naticarius colliei (Récluz, 1844)
  • Naticarius concinnus (Dunker, 1860)
  • Naticarius hebraeus (Martyn, 1786)
  • Naticarius lineozonus (Jousseaume, 1874)
  • Naticarius manceli (Jousseaume, 1874)
  • Naticarius onca (Röding, 1798)
  • Naticarius orientalis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Naticarius pumilus Kubo, 1997
  • Naticarius sertatus (Menke, 1843)
  • Naticarius stercusmuscarum (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Naticarius zonalis (Récluz, 1850)
  • Species brought into synonymy 
    Naticarius Naticarius hebraeus
  • Naticarius cruentatus (Gmelin, 1791) sensu Poppe & Goto, 1991: synonym of Naticarius hebraeus (Martyn, 1786)
  • Naticarius fanel (Röding, 1798): synonym of Naticarius hebraeus (Martyn, 1786)
  • Naticarius lavendula Woolacott, 1956: synonym of Natica buriasiensis Récluz, 1844
  • Naticarius lineatus (Röding, 1798): synonym of Tanea lineata (Röding, 1798)
  • Naticarius marochiensis (Gmelin, 1791): synonym of Natica marochiensis (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Naticarius oteroi Fernandes & Rolán, 1990: synonym of Natica oteroi (Fernandes & Rolán, 1991)
  • Naticarius punctatus (Karsten, 1789): synonym of Naticarius stercusmuscarum (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Naticarius vittatus (Gmelin, 1791): synonym of Natica vittata (Gmelin, 1791)

  • Naticarius Naticarius stercusmuscarum
    Naticarius Naticarius canrena


    Naticarius Wikipedia