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

Euspira nitida (Donovan, 1804)

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

Nerita nitida Donovan, 1804 basionym
Natica intermedia Philippi, 1836 later homonym; nom. inval.
Euspira pulchella (Risso, 1826) synonym
Lunatia poliana (Della Chiaje, 1826) synonym
Natica alderi Forbes, 1838 synonym
Natica alderi var. elata Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1883 synonym
Natica alderi var. globulosa Bucquoy, Dautzenberg & Dollfus, 1883 synonym
Natica alderi var. lactea Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Natica alderi var. subovalis Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Natica alderi var. ventricosa Jeffreys, 1867 synonym
Natica complanata Locard, 1886 synonym
Natica intermedia Philippi, 1836 synonym; nom. inval.
Natica neustriaca Locard, 1886 synonym
Natica parvula Tapparone-Canefri, 1869 synonym
Natica pulchella Risso, 1826 synonym
Nerita nitida Donovan, 1804 synonym
Nerita poliana Delle Chiaje, 1830 synonym
Polinices (Euspira) pulchellus (Risso, 1826) synonym
Polinices (Lunatia) poliana (Delle Chiaje, 1826) synonym
Polinices pulchella (Risso, 1826) synonym


basis of record

Huelsken T., Marek K., Schreiber S., Schmidt I. & Hollmann M. (2008). The Naticidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Giglio Island (Tuscany, Italy): Shell characters, live animals, and a molecular analysis of egg masses. Zootaxa 1770: 1-40

additional source

de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.





External Links

GenBank (5 nucleotides; 2 proteins)
Barcode of Life


Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2014). Euspira nitida (Donovan, 1804). 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:151894




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