shelled snails text index | photo index
Phylum Mollusca > Class Gastropoda > Family Naticidae
Bosom moon snail
Polinices mammatus
Family Naticidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This flat moon snail is sometimes seen on our Northern shores among seagrasses, usually half dead or dead. Elsewhere, they are found in deeper water and considered uncommon.

Features: 1.5-3cm. Shell thin, flat with three broad bands of dark brown stripes. A dark chocolate brown lip. Operculum is made of a thin horn-like material, orange or brown.

Changi, Jul 11
   

Bosom moon snails on Singapore shores

Photos of Bosom moon snails for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Links References
  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
  • Abbott, R. Tucker, 1991. Seashells of South East Asia. Graham Brash, Singapore. 145 pp.
www.flickr.com
FREE photos of Moon snails. Make your own badge here.
links | references | about | email Ria
Spot errors? Have a question? Want to share your sightings? email Ria I'll be glad to hear from you!
wildfactsheets website©ria tan 2008