E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Cryptonatica aleutica (Dall, 1919)
Aleutian Moonsnail
Family: Naticidae
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Distribution of Cryptonatica aleutica in British Columbia
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The Aleutian Moonsnail is an shallow subtidal (to 500 m in or on sand) species of predatory sea snail that is circumpolar in distribution in the Arctic, and ranges from the Arctic south to California (Harbo 2001).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Natica aleutica Dall, 1919

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-01-22 12:57:59 AM]
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