Euspira montagui

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Euspira montagui
Natica montagui (Sowerby).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Euspira
Species: E. montagui
Binomial name
Euspira montagui
(Edward Forbes, 1838)
  • Lunatia montagui (Forbes, 1838)
  • Natica groenlandica Beck, 1847 (Invalid: junior homonym of Natica groenlandica Möller, 1842)
  • Natica montacuti Jeffreys, 1867
  • Natica montacuti var. albula Jeffreys, 1867
  • Natica montacuti var. conica Jeffreys, 1867
  • Natica montagui Forbes, 1838 (basionym)
  • Natica rutila MacGillivray, 1843
  • Natica squalida MacGillivray, 1843
  • Nerita rufa Montagu, 1808 (Invalid: junior homonym of Nerita rufa Born, 1778)
  • Polinices (Lunatia) montagui (Forbes, 1838)

Euspira montagui is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]



This species occurs in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, European waters and the Mediterranean Sea.

Records of Euspira fusca, Euspira pallida and Euspira montagui are only known from older literature (de Malzine, 1867; Colbeau, 1868; Pelseneer, 1881; Maitland, 1897; Vonck, 1933). They are possibly completely or partly based on wrong identifications of fossil species that also occur at the Belgian coast.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Gofas, S.; Bouchet, P. (2015). Euspira montagui. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-06-21
  • Backeljau, T. (1986). Lijst van de recente mariene mollusken van België [List of the recent marine molluscs of Belgium]. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 106 pp.
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Torigoe K. & Inaba A. (2011) Revision on the classification of Recent Naticidae. Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum 7: 133 + 15 pp., 4 pls

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