Species under Polinices
n= 30
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Polinices albumen
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Western Central Pacific 6
Polinices aurantium
(Röding, 1798)
Golden moon snail Central Pacific
Polinices citrinus
(Philippi, 1851)
Western Central Pacific
Polinices cumingianus
(Récluz, 1844)
Western Central Pacific 5
Polinices didyma
(Röding, 1798)
Bladder moon snail Indo-West Pacific 8.5
Polinices duplicatus
(Say, 1822)
Atlantic moon snail Western Atlantic
Polinices fibrosa
(Eydoux & Souleyet, 1852)
Western Central Pacific
Polinices flemingianus
(Récluz, 1844)
Western Central Pacific 4.5
Polinices hepaticus
(Roding, 1798)
Brown moonsnail Western Atlantic 5.1
Polinices heros
Say, 1822
Northern moon snail Atlantic Ocean 115
Polinices lacteus
(Guilding, 1834)
Milk moonsnail Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean 4
Polinices leptaleus
Watson, 1881
Western Central Atlantic 0.89
Polinices mammatus
Roding, 1798
Breast-shaped moon snail Northwest Pacific
Polinices mammilla
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Pear-shaped moon snail Indo-Pacific 6
Polinices maurus
(Lamarck, 1816)
Moor moon snail Western Central Pacific
Polinices melanostomoides
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Melanoid moon snail Western Central Pacific
Polinices nubilus
Dall, 1889
Western Central Atlantic 1.3
Polinices otis
Broderip & Sowerby, 1829
Southeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic
Polinices peselephanti
(Link, 1807)
Elephant's-foot moon snail Indo-Pacific 5
Polinices porcelanus
(d'Orbigny, 1839)
Atlantic Ocean
Polinices powisianus
(Récluz, 1844)
Western Central Pacific 5
Polinices sagamiensis
Pilsbry, 1904
Sagami Bay moon snail Northwest and Western Central Pacific
Polinices sebae
(Récluz, 1844)
Seba's moon snail Indo-West Pacific 5
Polinices simiae
(Deshayes, 1838)
Simi moon snail Pacific Ocean
Polinices sordidus
(Swainson, 1821)
Western Central Pacific
Polinices syrphetodes
(Kilburn, 1976)
Western Central Pacific
Polinices tawhitirahia
Powell, 1964
Southwest Pacific
Polinices tumidus
(Swainson, 1840)
Tumid moon snail Pacific Ocean 4.5
Polinices uber
(Valenciennes, 1832)
Southeast Pacific
Polinices uberinus
(d'Orbigny, 1842)
White moonsnail Western Atlantic 2
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