Archerd Shell Collection > Shell Classes > Gastropoda > Stomatellidae


Family: Stomatellidae (Stomatellas)


Description
 
Stomatella ("little mouth") shells, with their side-flaring aperture and flattened coiling, appear to lie in a  transitional position between the abalones (Haliotidae) and top shells (Trochidae), (Calliostomatidae).
Classification

Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Stomatellidae
 

Major Genera
  • Genus: Broderipia
  • Genus: Gena
  • Genus: Stomatella
  • Genus: Stomatia
  • Genus: Synaptocochlea
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Stomatella articulata (Adams, 1850)
Articulate Stomatella

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