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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea (superfamily)
Family: Turbinidae
Genus: Modelia
Gray, 1850[1]

Modelia is a genus of medium to large sea snails in which the shell has a pearly interior and the snail has a calcareous operculum; marine gastropod mollusks, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails. [2]


Species within the genus Modelia include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Modelia guttata A. Adams, 1863: synonym of Bolma guttata (A. Adams, 1863)


  1. ^ Gray (1850). Figs. Moll. Anim. 4: 87.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2014). Modelia Gray, 1850. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-09-02
  • Williams, S.T. (2007). Origins and diversification of Indo-West Pacific marine fauna: evolutionary history and biogeography of turban shells (Gastropoda, Turbinidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 92, 573–592

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