Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Subclass Caenogastropoda > Order Littorinimorpha > Superfamily Naticoidea > Family Naticidae > Subfamily Polinicinae

Euspira Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Lunatia Gray, 1847 synonym
Polinices (Euspira) Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837 synonym
Polinices (Lunatia) Gray, 1847 synonym


Euspira catena (da Costa, 1778)
Euspira fusca (Blainville, 1825)
Euspira grossularia (Marche-Marchad, 1957)
Euspira guilleminii (Payraudeau, 1826)
Euspira heros (Say, 1822)
Euspira intricata (Donovan, 1804)
Euspira macilenta (Philippi, 1844)
Euspira montagui (Forbes, 1838)
Euspira nitida (Donovan, 1804)
Euspira notabilis (Jeffreys, 1885)
Euspira obtusa (Jeffreys, 1885)
Euspira pallida (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)
Euspira phaeocephala (Dautzenberg & H. Fischer, 1896)
Euspira presubplicata (Bouchet & Warén, 1993)
Euspira subplicata (Jeffreys, 1885)
Euspira tenuistriata (Dautzenberg & H. Fischer, 1911)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 French: lunaties


original description

Sowerby J. 1837. Mineral-Conchologie Grossbrittaniens, von James Sowerby; deutsche Bearbeitung, herausgegeben von Hercules Nicolet, durchgesehen von Dr. Agassiz. Neuchatel: H. Nicolet, 52 pp., 21 pis.

basis of record

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

status source

Kabat A. R. (1991). The classification of the Naticidae (Mollusca Gastropoda). Review and analysis of the supraspecific taxa. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 152: 417-449

status source

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 12: 349-375.



External Links



Gofas, S.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Euspira Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:138239




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