Species under Nassarius
n= 173
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Nassarius accuminatus
(Marrat, 1880)
Western Pacific 3.5
Nassarius acuticostus
(Montrouzier, 1864)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius acutus
(Say, 1822)
sharp nassa Eastern Central Pacific and Western Central Atlantic 1.5
Nassarius agapetus
(Watson, 1882)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius albescens
(Dunker, 1846)
whitish nassa Indo-West Pacific
Nassarius albomaculatus
Rehder, 1980
Southeast Pacific
Nassarius albus
(Say, 1826)
white nassa Western Atlantic 1.2
Nassarius alfuricus
(Fischer, 1927)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius antillarum
(d'Orbigny, 1842)
Antilles nassa Western Atlantic 1.2
Nassarius arcularia
(Linnaeus, 1758)
cake nassa Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean 4
Nassarius babylonicus
(Watson, 1882)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius beatus
(Gould, 1860)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius bifarius
(Baird, 1873)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius bimaculosus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius burchardi
(Dunker, 1849)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius caelatus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Pacific
Nassarius callospira
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius camelus
(von Martens, 1897)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius canaliculatus
(Lamarck, 1822)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius candei
(d'Orbigny, 1847)
Western Atlantic 0.52
Nassarius candens
(Hinds, 1844)
Eastern Central Pacific
Nassarius candidissimus
(Adams, 1845)
Western Central Atlantic 1.14
Nassarius capillaris
(Watson, 1882)
Western Atlantic 1.27
Nassarius castus
(Gould, 1835)
Indo-West Pacific
Nassarius celebensis
(Schepman, 1911)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius cinctellus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific and Southeast Atlantic 1.3
Nassarius cinnamomeus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius circumcinctus
(Adams, 1852)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius clarus
(Marrat, 1877)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Nassarius compertus
Fernández-Garcés, Espinosa & Rolán, 1990
Western Atlantic 0.4
Nassarius comptus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius comtessei
(Iredale, 1929)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius concinnus
(Powys, 1835)
neat nassa Indo-West Pacific
Nassarius conoidalis
(Deshayes, 1832)
cone-shaped nassa Pacific Ocean 3
Nassarius consensus
(Ravenel, 1861)
striate nassa Western Central Atlantic 1.46
Nassarius coralligenus
(Pallary, 1900)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius corniculum
(Olivi, 1792)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius coronatus
(Bruguière, 1789)
coronate nassa Indo-West Pacific 3.5
Nassarius crematus
(Hinds, 1844)
burned nassa Indo-Pacific 4
Nassarius crenoliratus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific 1.5
Nassarius crenulicostatus
(Shuto, 1969)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius cuvierii
(Payraudeau, 1826)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius delicatus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius denticulatus
(Adams, 1852)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius dentifer
(Powys, 1835)
Southeast Pacific
Nassarius deshayesianus
(Issel, 1866)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius disparilis
(Smith, 1903)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius distortus
(Adams, 1852)
necklace nassa Western Central Pacific 3.5
Nassarius dorsatus
(Röding, 1798)
unicolour dog whelk Indo-West Pacific 4.5
Nassarius echinatus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius ecstilbus
(Melvill & Standen, 1896)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius elatus
(Gould, 1845)
nassa snail Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius elegans
(Kiener, 1834)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius elegantissimus
Shuto, 1969
elegant nassa Western Central Pacific
Nassarius emilyae
Moolenbeek & Dekker, 1994
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius euglyptus
(Sowerby, 1914)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius excellens
(Kuroda & Habe, 1961)
Western Central Pacific 1.7
Nassarius eximius
(Adams, 1872)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius fissilabris
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius fossatus
(Gould, 1850)
channeled nassa Eastern Pacific
Nassarius fragum
(Rousseau, 1854)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius fraterculus
(Dunker, 1860)
Japanese nassa Eastern Pacific
Nassarius fraudulentus
(Marrat, 1877)
Central Pacific
Nassarius frederici
(Melvill & Standen, 1901)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius fretorum
(Melvill & Standen, 1899)
Western Central Pacific 1.2
Nassarius fuscolineatus
(Smith, 1875)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius gaudiosus
(Hinds, 1844)
gaudy nassa Pacific Ocean and Malaya
Nassarius gayii
(Kiener, 1834)
scavenger whelk Southeast Pacific
Nassarius gemmuliferus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius gerstenbrandti
(Preston, 1908)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius gibbosulus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius glans
(Linnaeus, 1758)
glans nassa Indo-Pacific 5.5
Nassarius globosus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
globose nassa Western Central Pacific
Nassarius graniferus
(Kiener, 1834)
granulated nassa Central Pacific
Nassarius granum
(Lamarck, 1822)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius gruneri
(Dunker, 1846)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius haldemanni
(Dunker, 1847)
Central Pacific
Nassarius hepaticus
(Pulteney, 1799)
Western Pacific
Nassarius heynemanni
(Von Maltzan, 1884)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius himeroessa
(Melvill & Standen, 1903)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius hirasei
Kuroda & Habe, 1952
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius hotessieri
(d'Orbigny, 1845)
miniature nassa Western Atlantic Ocean
Nassarius hotessierianus
(d'Orbigny, 1842)
Western Atlantic 0.5
Nassarius incrassatus
(Stroem, 1768)
thick lipped dog whelk Northeast Atlantic, Arctic and the Mediterranean
Nassarius insculptus
(Carpenter, 1864)
smooth western nassa East Pacific
Nassarius jacksonianus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
mud whelk Western Central Pacific
Nassarius jactabundus
(Melvill, 1906)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius javanus
(Schepman, 1891)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius johni
(Monterosato, 1889)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius kaicherae
Jong & Coomans, 1988
Western Atlantic 1.22
Nassarius karinae
Usticke, 1971
Western Atlantic 1
Nassarius kiiensis
Kira, 1959
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius leptospirus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius lima
(Dillwyn, 1817)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius limnaeiformis
(Dunker, 1847)
Western Central Pacific 2.5
Nassarius livescens
(Philippi, 1849)
nassa mud shell Indo-West Pacific 2.5
Nassarius lochi
Kool, 1996
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius louisi
(Pallary, 1912)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius luridus
(Gould, 1850)
Nassarius sea snail Western Central Pacific
Nassarius macrocephala
(Schepman, 1911)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius mamillatus
(Preston, 1907)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius marganitifer
(Dunker, 1847)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius margaritifer
(Dunker, 1847)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius margaritiferus
(Dunker, 1847)
margarite nassa Western Central Pacific 3
Nassarius marmoreus
(Adams, 1852)
marbled nassa Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius mendicus
(Gould, 1850)
lean western nassa Eastern Pacific
Nassarius micans
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius moestus
(Hinds, 1844)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius multicostatus
Adams, 1852
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius multigranosus
(Dunker, 1847)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius multipunctatus
(Schepman, 1911)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius multivocus
Kool, 2008
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius mutabilis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
changeable nassa Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius nitidus
(Jeffreys, 1867)
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius nodiferus
(Powys, 1835)
Western Pacific
Nassarius olivaceus
(Bruguiére, 1789)
olivaceous nassa Western Central Pacific 4
Nassarius olomea
Kay, 1979
Eastern Central Pacific
Nassarius oneratus
(Deshayes, 1863)
loaded nassa Western Central Pacific
Nassarius ovoidea
(Schepman, 1911)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius papillosus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
pimpled basket shell Indo-Pacific
Nassarius paucicostatus
(Marrat, 1877)
Western Central Atlantic 1.2
Nassarius pauperus
(Gould, 1850)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius pernitidus
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic 1.8
Nassarius perpinguis
(Hinds, 1844)
fat western nassa Eastern Pacific
Nassarius persicus
(Martens, 1874)
Western Indian Ocean
Nassarius pfeifferi
(Philippi, 1844)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius politus
(Marrat, 1880)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius polygonatus
(Lamarck, 1822)
black-spot nassa Western Atlantic 1.6
Nassarius protrusidens
(Melvil, 1918)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius pseudoconcinnus
(Smith, 1895)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius pullus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
black nassa Western Central Pacific 2.5
Nassarius pulvinaris
(von Martens, 1881)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius pupinoides
(Reeve, 1853)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius pygmaeus
Lamarck, 1822
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Nassarius quadrasi
(Hidalgo, 1904)
spiny dog whelk Western Central Pacific
Nassarius recidivus
(Martens, 1876)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius reeveanus
(Dunker, 1847)
Central Pacific
Nassarius reticulatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
netted dog-whelk Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Nassarius rhinetes
Berry, 1953
California nassa East Pacific
Nassarius robustus
(Monterosato, 1890)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius samiae
Kool, 2007
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius sanctaehelenae
(Adams, 1852)
Eastern Atlantic 1.04
Nassarius scalaris
(Adams, 1852)
Pacific Ocean
Nassarius scissuratus
(Dall, 1889)
Western Atlantic 1.5
Nassarius semisulcatus
(Rousseau, 1854)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius silvardi
Kool & Dekker, 2006
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius sinarus
(Philippi, 1851)
Northwest Pacific
Nassarius sinusigerus
(Adams, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius siquijorensis
(Adams, 1852)
Western Pacific 3.5
Nassarius smithii
(Marrat, 1877)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius spiratus
(Adams, 1852)
Southwest Pacific
Nassarius splendidulus
(Dunker, 1846)
Indo-Pacific
Nassarius stolatus
(Gmelin, 1791)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius subspinosus
(Lamarck, 1822)
Western Central Pacific 2
Nassarius subtranslucidus
(Smith, 1873)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius succinctus
(Adams, 1852)
Northwest Pacific
Nassarius sufflatus
(Gould, 1860)
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius tango
Scarabino, 2004
Western Atlantic
Nassarius thachi
Dekker, 2003
Western Central Pacific
Nassarius tiarula
(Kiener, 1841)
western mud nassa East Pacific
Nassarius tinei
(Maravigna, 1840)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius tingitanus
(Pallary, 1901)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius trivittatus
(Say, 1822)
threeline mudsnail Western Atlantic Ocean 2.49
Nassarius troendleorum
Cernohorsky, 1980
Central Pacific
Nassarius turulosus
(Risso, 1826)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius unifasciatus
(Kiener, 1834)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius variciferus
(Adams, 1852)
Northwest Pacific
Nassarius vaucheri
(Pallary, 1906)
Mediterranean Sea
Nassarius velatus
(Gould, 1850)
Western Central Pacific 2
Nassarius venustus
(Dunker, 1847)
lovely nassa Western Central Pacific 2
Nassarius vibex
(Say, 1822)
bruised nassa Western Atlantic 2
Nassarius vitiensis
(Hombron & Jacquinot, 1853)
Western Central Pacific 3.5
Nassarius vittatus
(Adams, 1853)
Western Central Pacific
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