|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:
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.