Milk Moon Snail

(Guilding, 1834)

Polinices lacteus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

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Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 26

Dextral

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 120 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reeds and soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Polinices lacteus (Guilding, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=224824 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., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.