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Ranellidae
Ranellidae

The Ranellidae, common name the triton shells or tritons, are a taxonomic family of small to very large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the order Littorinimorpha.[1]

Subfamilies


According to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005, the family Ranellidae consisted of two subfamilies:

  • Ranellinae Gray, 1854 - synonyms: Agrobuccininae Kilias, 1973; Simpulidae Dautzenberg, 1900; Gyrineinae Higo & Goto, 1993 (n.a.)
  • Cymatiinae Iredale, 1913 (1854) - synonyms: Tritoniidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853 (inv.); Neptunellinae Gray, 1854; Lampusiidae Newton, 1891; Lotoriidae Harris, 1897; Septidae Dall & Simpson, 1901; Aquillidae Pilsbry, 1904; Nyctilochidae Dall, 1912; Charoniinae Powell, 1933

The Cymatiinae now form a separate family: Cymatiidae.

Genera


The family Ranellidae contains the following genera:[1]

  • Haurokoa C. A. Fleming, 1955 †
  • Obscuranella Kantor & Harasewych, 2000
  • Priene H. Adams & A. Adams, 1858
  • Ranella Lamarck, 1816
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