Calliostomatidae

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Calliostomatidae
Calliostoma selectum.JPG
An apertural view of a shell of Maurea selecta
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Vetigastropoda
Order: Trochida
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Calliostomatidae
Thiele, 1924 (1847)
Genera and species

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Calliostomatidae is a family of sea snails within the superfamily Trochoidea and the clade Vetigastropoda. [1]

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Description

The Calliostomatidae are unusually diverse. They are characterized by a stepped spire and a pointy aperture. They may possess or lack an umbilicus. The collumella is sometimes thicker, partially covering the aperture. The spiral whorls can differ between narrow and robust. They inhabit a wide range of ocean habitats, from the intertidal zone to mid-bathyal depths.

Taxonomy

This taxon was long considered to be a subfamily of the Trochidae.

2005 taxonomy

This family consists of two following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005): [2]

2008 taxonomy

According to Williams et al. (2008) [3] the Calliostomatidae stays in Trochoidea. Up to 2008 there were only two species Calliostoma javanicum and Calliostoma unicum that were used in molecular phylogeny studies. [3]

2010 taxonomy

The first molecular phylogeny study of the family Calliostomatidae was made by Williams et al. (2010) [4] Based on molecular data, they confirmed that Thysanodontinae Marshall, 1988 belongs to the family Calliostomatidae,. [4] It was already previously placed there based on morphological data. [4]

2016 taxonomy

The tribe Fautricini B. A. Marshall, 1995 was raised to the rank of subfamily Fautricinae B. A. Marshall, 1995 [5]

Genera

Genera included in this family: [6]

Calliostomatinae [7]
Fautricinae B. A. Marshall, 1995
Margarellinae Williams, 2013
Thysanodontinae
[8]
Xeniostomatinae [9]
subfamily ?
Genera brought into synonymy

Related Research Articles

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Turbinidae

Turbinidae, the turban snails, are a family of small to large marine gastropod molluscs in the superfamily Trochoidea.

Buccinidae Family of large sea snails

The Buccinidae are a very large and diverse taxonomic family of large sea snails, often known as whelks or true whelks.

Trochidae Family of snails

The Trochidae, common name top-snails or top-shells, are a taxonomic family of very small to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Vetigastropoda.

<i>Calliostoma</i> Genus of gastropods

Calliostoma is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails with gills and an operculum, marine gastropod molluscs within the family Calliostomatidae, the Calliostoma top snails. Previously this genus was placed within the family Trochidae. Calliostoma is the type genus of the family Calliostomatidae.

Mitridae

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Nassariidae

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Stomatellinae is a subfamily of small sea snails with a brilliantly nacreous interior of the shell, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Trochidae, the top snails.

Trochoidea (superfamily) Superfamily of sea snails

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<i>Otukaia</i>

Otukaia is a genus of medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Calliostomatidae, the top shells. Otukaia has long been considered a subgenus of Calliostoma and is still treated as such by many authorities.

Cerithiidae

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

Columbellidae Family of gastropods

The Columbellidae, the dove snails or dove shells, are a family of minute to small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the order Neogastropoda.

<i>Calliostoma waikanae</i> Species of gastropod

Calliostoma waikanae, common name the Waikanae top shell, is a species of medium-sized sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae, the calliostoma top snails.

<i>Astele</i> Genus of gastropods

Astele is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Calliostomatidae.

Calliostomatinae is a subfamily of gastropods, belonging to the family Calliostomatidae.

Cantharidinae Subfamily of gastropods

The Cantharidinae are a taxonomic subfamily of very small to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Trochidae, common name top snails.

Astelena is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Calliostomatidae within the superfamily Trochoidea, the top snails, turban snails and their allies.

Venustas is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Calliostomatidae within the superfamily Trochoidea, the top snails, turban snails and their allies.

Maurea is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks, in the family Calliostomatidae within the superfamily Trochoidea, the top snails, turban snails and their allies.

<i>Fautor</i>

Fautor is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks, in the subfamily Calliostomatinae ( of the family Calliostomatidae.

References

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  2. Frýda, J.; Hausdorf, B.; Ponder, W.; Valdes, A.; Warén, A. (2005). Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (eds.). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1–2): 397 pp. ISBN   3-925919-72-4. ISSN   0076-2997.
  3. 1 2 Williams S. T., Karube S. & Ozawa T. (September 2008) "Molecular systematics of Vetigastropoda: Trochidae, Turbinidae and Trochoidea redefined". Zoologica Scripta 37(5): 483-506. doi : 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00341.x
  4. 1 2 3 Williams S. T., Donald K. M., Spencer H. G. & Nakano, T. (2010). "Molecular systematics of the marine gastropod families Trochidae and Calliostomatidae (Mollusca: Superfamily Trochoidea)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54(3): 783-809. doi : 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.008
  5. Marshall, B. A. (2016). New species of Venustatrochus Powell, 1951 from New Zealand, and new species of Falsimargarita Powell, 1951 and a new genus of the Calliostomatidae from the southwest Pacific, with comments on some other calliostomatid genera (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Molluscan Research. 36: 119-141
  6. Rosenberg G. (2005). "Malacolog 4.1.0: : A database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca : Calliostomatidae" . Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  7. WoRMS (2010). Calliostomatinae. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=411630 on 2010-04-22
  8. WoRMS (2010). Thysanodontinae. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=391159 on 2010-04-22
  9. Bouchet, P. (2012). Xeniostomatinae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=711465 on 2012-12-09