Scientific name Polinices lacteus
|Similar Polinices hepaticus, Polinices, Naticarius canrena, Sinum maculatum, Natica fulminea|
Polinices lacteus is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.
Polinices lacteus specimens have been found throughout the southern Atlantic coastlines. This includes the Caribbean Sea, as well as the Canary Islands, the Angolan coast, and the Cape Verde island chain. The species has also been spotted on almost the entirety of the South American coast, plus the Gulf of Mexico.
The maximum recorded shell length is 40 mm.
The minimum recorded depth for this species is 0 m; maximum recorded depth is 120 m.