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Family Naticidae

Moon Snails

Moons live beneath the sand and feed upon snails and urchins by drilling a circular hole, injecting acidic saliva, then siphoning its meal.  Sand and eggs are glued together to form a layered coil or collar.

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HAWAII

Natica gualteriana

COMMON MOON SNAIL

 
Polinices mammilla

PEAR-SHAPED or WHITE MOON SNAIL

 

 
Polinices melanostomus

BLACK-MOUTH MOON SNAIL

 
Polinices simiae

SIMI'S MOON SNAIL

 

Natica bougei

BOUGE'S MOON SNAIL

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Polinices aurantius

GOLDEN or ORANGE MOON SNAIL