Naticidae

plural noun Na·tic·i·dae \nəˈtisəˌdē\

Definition of Naticidae

  1. :  a family of carnivorous marine gastropod mollusks (suborder Taenioglossa) that have strong globose umbilicate shells, a long retractile proboscis, and a firm dark-colored operculum and that deposit their eggs in firm sandy ribbons — see moon shell, natica, sand collar

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Origin and Etymology of naticidae

New Latin, from Natica, type genus + -idae


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