Natica fulminea

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Natica fulminea
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.189630 - Natica fulminea (Gmelin, 1791) - Naticidae - Mollusc shell.jpeg
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N. fulminea
Binomial name
Natica fulminea
(Gmelin, 1791)
Synonyms[1]
  • Cochlis ziczac Röding, P.F., 1798
  • Nacca fulminea (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Nacca fulminea f. cruentata (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Natica bourguignati Récluz, 1852
  • Natica cruentata (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Natica fulminea cruentata (Gmelin, 1791)
  • Natica senegalensis Récluz, 1850
  • Nerita cruentata Gmelin, 1791
  • Nerita fulminea Gmelin, 1791 (original combination)

Natica fulminea, common name the lightning moon snail, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 18 mm and 35 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Gabon, the Western Sahara and Angola.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Natica fulminea . WoRMS (2009). Natica fulminea. Accessed through the World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=225279 on 17 June 2010 .
  • Bernard, P.A. (Ed.) (1984). Coquillages du Gabon [Shells of Gabon]. Pierre A. Bernard: Libreville, Gabon. 140, 75 plates pp.

External links[edit]

  • "Natica fulminea". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.