Cancellariidae

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Cancellariidae
Trigonostoma milleri.JPG
Apertural view of Trigonostoma milleri Burch, 1949
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Cancellarioidea
Forbes & Hanley, 1851
Family: Cancellariidae
Forbes & Hanley, 1851
Genera

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Cancellariidae, common name the nutmeg snails or nutmeg shells, are a family of small to medium-large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Neogastropoda. Some of the shells of the species in this family resemble a nutmeg seed.

Cancellariidae is the only family in the superfamily Cancellarioidea.

Distribution[edit]

This family occurs worldwide. Many species are found in deep water.

Taxonomy[edit]

This family consists of three following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):

Genera[edit]

Genera in the family Cancellariidae include: [1]

The following genus was also accepted in 1936 by the Royal Society of New Zealand [2]

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