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Cerithiopsidae
Cerithiopsidae

Cerithiopsidae are a family of very small and minute sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs or micromollusks in the informal group Ptenoglossa. Gastropods in this family are known as cerithiopsids.

These tiny snails have shells that are very high-spired and consist of multiple whorls.

Subfamilies


The following subfamilies have been recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

  • Aliptinae Marshall, 1978
  • Cerithiopsinae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Seilinae Golikov & Starobogatov, 1975

Genera


Genera within the family Cerithiopsidae include:

  • Callisteuma Tomlin, 1929: synonym of Granulopsis Cecalupo & Perugia, 2012
  • Cinctella Monterosato, 1884: synonym of Seila A. Adams, 1861
  • Conciliopsis Laseron, 1956: synonym of Cerithiopsis Forbes & Hanley, 1850
  • Granulotriforis Kosuge, 1967: synonym of Trituba (Granulotriforis) Kosuge, 1967
  • Hebeseila Finlay, 1926: synonym of Seila A. Adams, 1861
  • Lyroseila Finlay, 1928: synonym of Seila A. Adams, 1861
  • MarshallaskeyaGründel, 1980: synonym of Retilaskeya (Marshallaskeya) Gründel, 1980, synonym of Marshallaskeya Gründel, 1980
  • Nanopsis Cecalupo & Robba, 2010: synonym of Cerithiopsis Forbes & Hanley, 1850
  • Notoseila Finlay, 1926: synonym of Seila A. Adams, 1861
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