Milk Moon Snail

(Guilding, 1834)

Polinices lacteus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

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.