Species under Neptunea
n= 16
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Neptunea antiqua
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Red whelk Northeast Atlantic
Neptunea arthritica
Barnardi, 1857
Neptune whelk Northwest Pacific 9.429
Neptunea borealis
(Philippi, 1850)
Arctic
Neptunea communis
(Middendorff, 1848)
Northeast Pacific and Arctic 12.3
Neptunea denselirata
Brøgger, 1901
Arctic
Neptunea despecta
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Rejected neptune Arctic and Northern Atlantic 11
Neptunea heros
(Gray, 1850)
Northern neptune Arctic, Northern Pacific and Northern Atlantic
Neptunea intersculpta
(Sowerby III, 1899)
Arctic
Neptunea ithia
(Dall, 1891)
Arctic
Neptunea lyrata
(Gmelin, 1791)
Lyre whelk Western Atlantic Ocean, Northeast Pacific and the Arctic 16.5
Neptunea phoenicea
(Dall, 1891)
Phoenician whelk Northeast Pacific 11
Neptunea pribiloffensis
(Dall, 1919)
Pribilof whelk East Pacific
Neptunea smirnia
(Dall, 1919)
Smirnia whelk Eastern Pacific 11
Neptunea tabulata
(Baird, 1863)
Tabled whelk Eastern Pacific 11
Neptunea ventricosa
(Gmelin, 1791)
Fat whelk Arctic and Eastern Pacific
Neptunea vinosa
(Dall, 1919)
Wine whelk East Pacific
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