Shell with spire depressed, width greater than height. Exterior glossy, usually smooth apart from fine axial growth lines, but occasionally with fine spiral ribbing. Columella deck smooth, columella straight, with 2-5 strong teeth at centre.
Indo-West Pacific; in Australia, North West Cape, WA, around northern Australia to Sydney, NSW.
Nerita (Linnerita) polita Linnaeus, 1758 ·
Nerita arriaca Röding, 1798
Nerita bidens Linnaeus, 1758
Nerita bifasciata Gmelin, 1791
Nerita flava Mörch, 1852
Nerita flavescens Dillwyn, 1817
Nerita hieroglyphica Dillwyn, 1817
Nerita larva Gmelin, 1791
Nerita lineolata Gray, 1858
Nerita opaca Röding, 1798
Nerita picta Humphrey, 1797
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Neritimorpha (Subclass) > Cycloneritimorpha (Order) > Neritoidea (Superfamily) > Neritidae (Family) > Nerita (Genus) > Nerita polita (Species)