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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Scissurelloidea
Family: Anatomidae
J. H. McLean, 1989

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  • Anatominae
  • Schizotrochidae
    Iredale & McMichael, 1962 (n.a.)

Anatomidae is a family of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Vetigastropoda (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

Anatomidae was raised to the rank of subfamily to the rank of family in a study by Geiger & Jansen (2004).[1] Bouchet & Rocroi placed it in the superfamily Scissurelloidea. This was disputed in 2008 by Yasunori Kano [2] who does not believe that Anatomidae should be separated from Scissurellidae and actually states that it is the subfamily Anatominae. He suggests that this result was induced by contamination or mislabelling.[3]

This family has no subfamilies.


Genera within the family Anatomidae include:

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Hainella Bandel, 1998: synonym of Anatoma Woodward, 1859
  • Schizotrochus Monterosato, 1877: synonym of Anatoma Woodward, 1859
  • Thieleella Bandel, 1998: synonym of Anatoma Woodward, 1859


  1. ^ Geiger D. L. & Jansen P. (2004). "New species of Australian Scissurellidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda) with remarks on Australian and Indo-Malayan species". Zootaxa 714: 1–72. preview.
  2. ^ Kano, Yasunori (2007). "Vetigastropod phylogeny and a new concept of Seguenzioidea: independent evolution of copulatory organs in the deep-sea habitats". Zoologica Scripta. 37: 1–21. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2007.00316.x. 
  3. ^ WoRMS : Anatomidae: accessed : 16 January 2011