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Temporal range: Triassic - Recent
Euspira catena.jpg
Euspira catena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Euspira
Agassiz, 1838
  • Labellinacca Cossmann, 1919
  • Lunatia Gray, 1847
  • Polinices (Euspira) Agassiz, 1838
  • Polinices (Lunatia) Gray, 1847

Euspira is a genus of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

Fossil reports[edit]

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Triassic to the Quaternary (age range: from 242.0 to 0.0 million years ago). Fossils are found in the marine strata throughout the world. There are about 25 extinct species.[2]

Fossil shell of Euspira catena from Pliocene of Italy


Species within the genus Euspira include:[1][2]

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ a b c Gofas, S. (2011). Euspira Agassiz, 1838. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-04-17
  2. ^ a b Fossilworks

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