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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Enoidea
Rank  Family
Class  Gastropoda
Phylum  Mollusca
Cerastidae httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Similar  Dorcasiidae, Caryodidae, Urocyclidae, Charopidae, Endodontidae

Cerastidae is a family of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Enoidea, (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).


The family Cerastidae has no subfamilies.


Genera in the family Cerastidae include:

  • Cerastus Martens, 1860 - type genus of the family Cerastidae
  • Pachnodus Martens, 1860
  • Rhachistia Connolly, 1922
  • Rhachis Pfeiffer, 1856
  • Description

    Anatomically speaking, there is no flagellum in the reproductive system of snails in the family Cerastidae, and this is what distinguishes this family from its sister group the family Enidae.


    Cerastidae Wikipedia