Cancellariidae

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Cancellariidae
Trigonostoma milleri.JPG
Apertural view of Trigonostoma milleri Burch, 1949
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Volutoidea
Family: Cancellariidae
Forbes & Hanley, 1851
Genera

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Cancellariidae, common name the nutmeg snails or nutmeg shells, are a family of small to medium-large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Neogastropoda. Some of the shells of the species in this family resemble a nutmeg seed.

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Distribution

This family occurs worldwide. Many species are found in deep water.

Taxonomy

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

Genera

Genera in the family Cancellariidae include: [1]

The following genus was also accepted in 1936 by the Royal Society of New Zealand [2]

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References

  1. WoRMS : Cancellariidae; accessed 26 August 2010
  2. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961, Volume 65, 1936
  3. "Cancellariidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  4. Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN   0-00-216906-1