Polinices


Polinices

Taxobox
name = "Polinices"
fossil_range = Paleocene to Recent


image_caption =
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Gastropoda
subclassis = Orthogastropoda
superordo = Caenogastropoda
ordo = Sorbeoconcha
subordo = Hypsogastropoda
infraordo = Littorinimorpha
superfamilia = Naticoidea
familia = Naticidae
genus = "Polinices"
genus_authority = Montfort, 1810
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Polinices" is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Naticidae known as moon shells.

The shells are large and solid, usually shining white and porcellanous. They are found world-wide, mainly in warm seas.

pecies within the genus "Polinices"

* "Polinices aperinus"
* "Polinices bahamiensis" (Dall, 1825)
* "Polinices bifasciatus" (Griffith and Pidgeon, 1834)
* "Polinices draconis" (Dall, 1903)
* "Polinices duplicatus" (Say, 1822)
* "Polinices helicoides" (Gray, 1825)
* "Polinices hepaticus" (Roding, 1798) - brown moonsnail
* "Polinices heros" Say, 1822
* "Polinices lacteus" (Guilding, 1834) - milk moonsnail
* "Polinices leptaleus" Watson, 1881
* "Polinices lewisii"
* "Polinices monteronis"
* "Polinices nanus" Moller, 1842
* "Polinices nubilus" Dall, 1889
* "Polinices otis" Broderip and Sowerby, 1829
* "Polinices politiana"
* "Polinices tawhitirahia" Powell, 1965
* "Polinices uber" (Valenciennes, 1832)
* "Polinices uberinus" (d'Orbigny, 1842) - dwarf white moonsnail, white moonsnail

References

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* Powell A. W. B. (1979), "New Zealand Mollusca", William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand ISBN 0-00-216906-1


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