Stenothyridae is a family of freshwater snails, snails with gills and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Rissooidea.3]
This family has no subfamilies.
There are known about 60 freshwater species of Stenothyridae in the Palearctic (6 species), Oriental (about 60 species) and Australasian region (about 5 species) and some marine. There are 19 endemic species of Stenothyridae in the Lower Mekong River flowing through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Genus Gabbia is classified in Bithyniidae nowadays.
Genera within the family Stenothyridae include:
The habitat of Stenothyridae include rivers, streams and estuaries. Stenothyridae invaded freshwater habitats from marine ones in at least one independent lineage. Some species of Stenothyridae are euryhaline and/or marine. Probably there are some amphidromous (migrate from freshwater to the sea) species of Stenothyridae.i>c d Tryon G. W. (1866). "[Book review of] Researches upon the Hydrobiinae and allied forms by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, 8 vol. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, August 1865. 58 pp". American Journal of Conchology 2(2): 152-158. page 155.
- Stenothyridae at National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)