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Melanopsidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Cerithioidea
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Scientific name  Melanopsidae
Rank  Family
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Similar  Melanopsis, Fagotia, Thiaridae, Bithyniidae, Valvatidae

Melanopsidae, common name melanopsids, is a family of freshwater gastropods in the clade Sorbeoconcha. Species in this family are native to southern and eastern Europe, northern Africa, parts of the Middle East, New Zealand, and freshwater streams of some large South Pacific islands.

These snails first appeared in the Late Cretaceous and are closely related to Potamididae. As well as unidirectional evolutionary change from one species to the next over time, the process of hybridization plays a major role in the appearance of new Melanopsidae species.

According to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) the family Melanopsidae has no subfamilies.

Genera

Genera in the family Melanopsidae include:

  • Amphimelania P. Fischer, 1885
  • Esperiana Bourguignat, 1877
  • Fagotia Bourguignat, 1884
  • Holandriana Bourguignat, 1884
  • Holandriana holandrii (C. Pfeiffer, 1828) or Amphimelania holandrii (C. Pfeiffer, 1828)
  • Melanopsis Férussac, 1807 - type genus of the family Melanopsidae
  • Pseudobellardia Cox, 1931
  • Stomatopsis Stache, 1871
  • Stylospirula Rovereto, 1899
  • Zemelanopsis Finlay, 1927
  • Zemelanopsis trifasciata (Gray, 1843)
  • References

    Melanopsidae Wikipedia


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