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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Ferussaciidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Achatinoidea
Scientific name  Cecilioides
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Cecilioides acicula, Cecilioides petitiana, Cecilioides eulima, Cecilioides connollyi, Cecilioides nyctelia

Cecilioides is a genus of very small, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Ferussaciidae.

Most of the species in this genus live some distance underground. They are usually blind. Because of their subterranean habitat and their small size, they can be difficult to find alive.

When fresh, the shells are transparent. After they have been empty some time in the soil, they usually become an opaque milky-white.


Species within this genus include:

  • Cecilioides acicula (Müller, 1774)
  • Cecilioides aperta (Guilding in Swainson, 1840)
  • Cecilioides blandiana (Crosse, 1880)
  • Cecilioides connollyi Tomlin, 1943
  • Cecilioides consobrina (d’Orbigny, 1842)
  • Cecilioides eulima (Lowe, 1854)
  • Cecilioides gundlachi (Pfeiffer, 1850)
  • Cecilioides iota (C. B. Adams, 1845)
  • Cecilioides nyctelia (Bourguignat, 1856)
  • Cecilioides petitiana (Benoit, 1862)
  • Cecilioides sommeri (Ferreira & Coelho, 1971)
  • References

    Cecilioides Wikipedia

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