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Neptunea ithia 003.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Neptunea ithia, the operculum glued in place on cotton
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda

Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Buccinidae
Genus: Neptunea
Röding, 1798
  • Chrysodomus Swainson, 1840
  • Costaria Golikov, 1977
  • Fusus (Neptunea)
  • Golikovia Habe & Sato, 1973
  • Neptunia Locard, 1886 (Unjustified emendation)

Neptunea is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.[1]


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), the following species with valid names are included within the genus Neptunea :[1]

Species brought into synonymy 
Extinct species 


  1. ^ a b c Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2010). Neptunea Röding, 1798. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-11-02
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 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

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