Mammilla simiae

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Mammilla simiae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Mammilla
Species: M. simiae
Binomial name
Mammilla simiae
(Deshayes, 1838)
  • Mamilla simiae (Deshayes, 1848)
  • Mammilla propesimiae Iredale, 1929
  • Natica samarensis Récluz, 1844
  • Natica sigaretina Menke, 1828 (Invalid: junior homonym of Natica sigaretina J. Sowerby, 1824)
  • Natica simiae Deshayes, 1838 (basionym)
  • Polinices simiae Deshayes

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



This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar, Aldabra and the Mascarene Basin.


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