Naticidae

plural noun

Na·​tic·​i·​dae
nəˈtisəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Natica, type genus + -idae

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“Naticidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naticidae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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