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Cerithioidea

(Superfamily)

Overview

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A Superfamily in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Superfamily Cerithioidea is a member of the Order Caenogastropoda. Here is the complete "parentage" of Cerithioidea:

The Superfamily Cerithioidea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Batillariidae

Batillariidae, common name batillariids or mudcreepers, are a family of marine, cerithioidean gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. They consist of 14 living species, classified in six to eight genera. [more]

Brachytrematidae

Brachytrematidae is an extinct family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Cassiopidae

?Cassiopidae is an extinct family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Cerithiidae

Cerithiidae, common name the cerithiids or ceriths, is a large family of medium-sized marine gastropods in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Dialidae

Dialidae, common name dialids, is a family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Diastomatidae

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Eustomatidae

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Fossaridae

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Ladinulidae

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Lanascalidae

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Litiopidae

Litiopidae, common name litiopids, is a family of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Maoraxidae

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Melanopsidae

Melanopsidae, common name melanopsids, is a family of freshwater gastropods in the clade Sorbeoconcha. Species in this family are native to southern and eastern Europe, northern Africa, parts of the Middle East, New Zealand, and freshwater streams of some large South Pacific islands. [more]

Metacerithiidae

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Modulidae

Modulidae, common name modulids, is a family of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Cerithioidea. [more]

Obtortionidae

Obtortionidae is a family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Cerithioidea, that is within the clade or in clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Pachychilidae

Pachychilidae, common name pachychilids, is a taxonomic family of freshwater snails, gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Paludomidae

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Planaxidae

Planaxidae, common name planaxids, are a taxonomic family of small and minute sea snails, pantropical marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Pleuroceridae

Pleuroceridae, common name pleurocerids, is a family of small to medium-sized freshwater snails, aquatic gilled gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Cerithioidea.These snails have an operculum and typically a robust high-spired shell. [more]

Popenellidae

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Potamididae

Potamididae, common name potamidids (also horn snails or mudwhelks), are a family of small to large brackish water snails living in mangroves, gastropod molluscs of the clade Sorbeoconcha. Traditionally, potamidids and batillariids have been confused with each other for having similar shells and living in a similar environment. For many fossil taxa the family assignment to either of these two families is still unresolved or controversial. [more]

Procerithiidae

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Propupaspiridae

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Prostyliferidae

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Scaliolidae

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Siliquariidae

Siliquariidae is a family of sea snails with unusual, very loosely coiled shells. These are marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

Terebrellidae

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Thiaridae

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Turritellidae

Turritellidae, the tower snails, is a taxonomic family of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha. [more]

At least 650 species and subspecies belong to the Family Turritellidae.

More info about the Family Turritellidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 22:03:49