Pale northern moon snail Euspira pallida, copyright Kwansei Shell Database.

Belongs within: Naticidae.

Euspira is a genus of moon snails found living in cooler waters.

<==Euspira Agassiz 1838 [Euspiridae, Euspirinae]BR05
    |--‘Natica’ labellata Lamarck 1804 [incl. N. glaucinoides Sowerby 1812, *Euspira glaucinoides]S98
    |--E. acosmita (Dall 1919) [=Polinices (Euspira) acosmitus]O27
    |--E. algida (Gould 1848)O27 [=Natica (Lunatia) algidaO27, C64, Polinices (Euspira) algidaO27]
    |--E. barrierensis (Marwick 1924) [=Uber (Euspira) barrierensis]F27a
    |--E. canonica (Dall 1919) [=Polinices (Euspira) canonicus]O27
    |--E. caurina (Gould 1847)O27 [=Natica (Lunatia) caurinaO27, C64, Polinices (Euspira) caurinusO27]
    |--E. draconis (Dall 1903) [=Polinices (Euspira) draconis]O27
    |--E. edgari Finlay 1927 [=N. levis Smith 1896 non N. laevis Weerth 1884]F27b
    |--E. eyrensis Finlay 1927 (see below for synonymy)F27b
    |--E. gronlandica (Beck in Moller 1842) [=Polinices (Euspira) gronlandicus]O27
    |--E. grossularia (Marche-Marchad 1957)LB12
    |--E. monterona (Dall 1919) [=Polinices (Euspira) monteronus]O27
    |--E. pallida (Broderip & Sowerby 1829) [=Polinices (Euspira) pallida]O27
    |--E. pila (Pilsbury 1911)V89
    |--E. plicispira (Kuroda 1961)MG-H11
    |--E. politiana (Dall 1919) [=Polinices (Euspira) politianus]O27
    |--E. rectilabrum (Conrad 1858)BS00
    `--E. selwyniana (Wilckens 1922) [=Natica selwyniana, Lunatia selwyniana; incl. N. ingrata Wilckens 1922]S98

Euspira eyrensis Finlay 1927 [=Natica variabilis Moore 1870 non Récluz in Reeve 1856; incl. N. lineata Etheridge 1872 non Röding 1798]F27b

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BS00] Bandel, K., & W. Stinnesbeck. 2000. Gastropods of the Quiriquina Formation (Maastrichtian) in central Chile: paleobiogeographic relationships and the description of a few new taxa. Zbl. Geol. Paläont. Teil I 7–8: 757–788.

[BR05] Bouchet, P., & J.-P. Rocroi. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia 47 (1–2): 1–397.

[C64] Carpenter, P. P. 1864. Supplementary report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the west coast of North America. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 33: 517–686.

[F27a] Finlay, H. J. 1927a. A further commentary on New Zealand molluscan systematics. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 320–485.

[F27b] Finlay, H. J. 1927b. New specific names for austral Mollusca. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 488–533.

[LB12] Luque, Á. A., A. Barrajón, J. M. Remón, D. Moreno & L. Moro. 2012. Marginella glabella (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Marginellidae): a new alien species from tropical West Africa established in southern Mediterranean Spain through a new introduction pathway. Marine Biodiversity Records 5: e17.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

[O27] Oldroyd, I. S. 1927. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America vol. 2 pt. 3. Stanford University Press: Stanford University (California).

[S98] Stilwell, J. D. 1998. Late Cretaceous Mollusca from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Alcheringa 22 (1): 29–85.

[V89] Vermeij, G. J. 1989. Habitat and form of Crepidula grandis in Japan, with comments on habitat specialization in calyptraeid gastropods. Nautilus 103 (3): 89–91.

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