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

Cryptonatica affinis (Gmelin, 1791)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CryptonaticaDall, 1892accepted genus name

Species group names

Cryptonatica clausa synonym
Cryptonatica salimba Dall, 1919 synonym
Cryptonatica septentrionalis synonym
Euspira acosmita Dall, 1919 synonym
Natica affinis (Gmelin, 1791) synonym
Natica affinis var. vittata Jeffreys, 1877 synonym
Natica algida Gould, 1848 synonym
Natica clausa Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829 synonym
Natica clausa var. depressior Middendorff, 1851 synonym
Natica clausa var. elatior Middendorff, 1849 synonym
Natica clausa var. minor Philippi, 1852 synonym
Natica clausa var. normalis Middendorff, 1849 synonym
Natica consolidata Couthouy, 1838 synonym
Natica russa Dall, 1874 synonym
Natica septentrionalis Møller, 1842 synonym
Nerita affinis Gmelin, 1791 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Arctic moonsnail; Artic moonsnail sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: natice close


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

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 2004. Malacolog Version 3.3.2: Western Atlantic gastropod database. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM)

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Gulbin V.V. & Chaban E.M. (2012) Annotated list of shell-bearing gastropods of Commander Islands. Part I. The Bulletin of the Russian Far East Malacological Society 15-16: 5–30.





External Links

Barcode of Life
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)


Gofas, S. (2014). Cryptonatica affinis (Gmelin, 1791). 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:140525




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