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

Euspira pallida (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EuspiraAgassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837accepted genus name
Lunatia Gray, 1847 synonym
Polinices (Euspira) Agassiz in J. Sowerby, 1837 synonym
Polinices (Lunatia) Gray, 1847 synonym

Species group names

Natica pallida Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829 basionym
Euspira canonica Dall, 1919 synonym
Lunatia pallida (Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829) synonym
Natica borealis Gray, 1839 synonym
Natica caurina Gould, 1847 synonym
Natica groenlandica Möller, 1842 synonym
Natica pallida Broderip & G. B. Sowerby I, 1829 synonym
Natica pusilla Gould, 1841 synonym
Polinices pallidus (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: bleg boresnegl sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: pale moonsnail sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 French: lunatie du Groenland


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

Turgeon, D.; Quinn, J.F.; Bogan, A.E.; Coan, E.V.; Hochberg, F.G.; Lyons, W.G.; Mikkelsen, P.M.; Neves, R.J.; Roper, C.F.E.; Rosenberg, G.; Roth, B.; Scheltema, A.; Thompson, F.G.; Vecchione, M.; Williams, J.D. (1998). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, 26. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, MD (USA). ISBN 1-888569-01-8. IX, 526 + cd-rom pp.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications)


Gofas, S.; Bouchet, P. (2014). Euspira pallida (Broderip & Sowerby, 1829). 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:140536




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