Colorful Moon Snail

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Naticarius canrena

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 390995

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 25-52

Dextral

Chirality:

This globe shaped shell is smooth with distinct spiral bands of color crossed by axial zigzag marks.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 101 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Naticarius canrena (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419760 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/