Phrontis polygonata

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Phrontis polygonata
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A collection of shells of Phrontis polygonata (museum specimens at Naturalis Biodiversity Center)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Nassariidae
Subfamily: Nassariinae
Genus: Phrontis
Species: P. polygonata
Binomial name
Phrontis polygonata
(Lamarck, 1822)
  • Nassarius polygonatus (Lamarck, 1822)
  • Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex polygonatus (f) (Lamarck, 1822)

Phrontis polygonata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]


The shell grows to a length of 17 mm.


This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Lesser Antilles.


  1. ^ Marshall, B. (2016). Phrontis polygonata (Lamarck, 1822). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2016-05-20
  • Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. García. 2009. 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 Press, College Station, Texas.

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