Naticarius hebraeus

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Naticarius hebraeus
Natica hebraea.jpg
Live individual in situ
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Naticarius
Species: N. hebraeus
Binomial name
Naticarius hebraeus
Martyn, 1784
  • Cochlis fanel Röding, 1798
  • Nacca maxima Risso, 1826
  • Natica adspersa Menke, 1830
  • Natica fanel (Röding, 1798)
  • Natica hebraea (Martyn, 1786)
  • Natica hebraea var. rarimaculata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1883
  • Natica maculata von Salis, 1793
  • Naticarius cruentatus (Gmelin, 1791) sensu Poppe & Goto, 1991 (misidentification)
  • Naticarius fanel (Röding, 1798)
  • Nerita hebraea Martyn, 1786 (original combination)
  • Nerita maculata Salis Marschlins, 1793

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

Five views of a shell of Naticarius hebraeus


This species occurs in European waters and in the Mediterranean Sea.


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2014). Naticarius hebraeus (Martyn, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-02-02
  • WoRMS info
  • 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
  • Huelsken T., Marek K., Schreiber S., Schmidt I. & Hollmann M. (2008). The Naticidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Giglio Island (Tuscany, Italy): Shell characters, live animals, and a molecular analysis of egg masses. Zootaxa 1770: 1-40

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