Cassis (gastropod)

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Cassis cornuta shell.jpg
A shell of Cassis cornuta
Cassis cornuta 01.jpg
Five views of a shell of Cassis cornuta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Tonnoidea
Family: Cassidae
Subfamily: Cassinae
Genus: Cassis
Scopoli, 1777

Cassidea Bruguière, 1789

Cassis, common name the helmet shells, is a genus of very large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cassidae, the helmet shells and their allies. [1] This is the type genus of the subfamily Cassinae.


Species within the genus Cassis include:

Species brought into synonymy 


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011-06-22). "Cassis Scopoli, 1771". World Register of Marine Species. 

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