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Atlantic Moon Snail 001.jpg
A model of a live Neverita duplicata
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Five views of a shell of Neverita josephinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Neverita
Risso, 1826
Type species
Neverita josephinia Risso, 1826

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Neverita is a genus of medium-sized to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Naticidae, the moon snails [1][2]

The type species of this genus is Neverita josephinia Risso, 1826.


Species within the genus Neverita include:

Species brought into synonymy 
  • Neverita aulacoglossa (Pilsbry and Vanatta, 1908): synonym of Glossaulax aulacoglossa (Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1909)
  • Neverita didyma (Röding, 1798): synonym of Glossaulax didyma (Röding, 1798)
  • Neverita hayashii Azuma, 1961: synonym of Glossaulax didyma hayashii (Azuma, 1961)
  • Neverita hosoyai Kira, 1959: synonym of Glossaulax didyma hosoyai (Kira, 1959)
  • Neverita nana (Møller, 1842): synonym of Pseudopolinices nanus (Møller, 1842)
  • Neverita peselephanti (Link, 1807): synonym of Polinices peselephanti (Link, 1807)
  • Neverita pilula Locard, 1897: synonym of Neverita obtusa (Jeffreys, 1885)
  • Neverita politiana (Dall, 1919): synonym of Euspira pallida (Broderip & G.B. Sowerby I, 1829)
  • Neverita reclusiana (Deshayes, 1839): synonym of Glossaulax reclusiana (Deshayes, 1839)
  • Neverita robusta Dunker, 1860: synonym of Glossaulax didyma ampla (Philippi, 1849)
  • Neverita secta Gabb, 1864: synonym of Glossaulax reclusiana (Deshayes, 1839)


  1. ^ Kabat, A.R. (1991) The classification of the Naticidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda): Review and analysis of the supraspecific taxa. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 152, 417-449.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Neverita. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-07-12
  3. ^ a b Huelsken T. et al. 2006. Neverita delessertiana (Recluz in Chenu, 1843): a naticid species (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda) distinct from Neverita duplicata (Say, 1822) based on molecular data, morphological characters, and geographical distribution. Zootaxa, 1257:1-25.
  4. ^ Huelsken, T., Tapken, D., Dahlmann, T., Wägele, H., Riginos, C., Hollmann, M. (2012). Systematics and phylogenetic species delimitation within Polinices s.l. (Caenogastropoda: Naticidae) based on molecular data and shell morphology. Organisms Diversity & Evolution. DOI: 10.1007/s13127-012-0111-5.
  5. ^ Bouchet, P. (2013) World Register Of Marine Species - Neverita lewisii (WoRMS) [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Powell A. W. B. (1979), New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • 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