Florida Moonsnail

"Florida Moonsnail"
Natica tedbayeri (Rehder, 1986)

The Florida Moonsnail is not common on S. Hutchinson Island. here's one I found in March 2021.

 "Florida Moonsnail" S. Hutchinson Island- March 2021


Aperature pic of above.

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Jax shells:

    This  name replaces N. bayeri Rehder, 1986 and N. floridana (Rehder, 1943), which are primary and secondary junior homonyms, respectively, of obscure fossil species.

Rehder, H.A., 1986. Natica (Glyphepithema) tedbayeri, a replacement name. The Nautilus 100: 112. 30 July. http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8277346

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Natica tedbayeri
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Natica tedbayeri
Natica tedbayeri 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily:     Naticoidea
Family:     Naticidae
Genus:     Natica
Species:     N. tedbayeri
Binomial name
Natica tedbayeri
Rehder, 1986

Natica tedbayeri is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon snails.[1]

The maximum recorded shell length is 22 mm.[2]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 50 m.[2]

Natica tedbayeri Rehder, 1986. WoRMS (2010). Natica tedbayeri Rehder, 1986. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at

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