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Angaria Delphinus Shells Macro.JPG
Views of two shells of Angaria delphinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Angarioidea
John Edward Gray, 1857

Angarioidea is a superfamily of small sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Vetigastropoda. [1]


The superfamily Angarioidea was created as a new superfamily by Williams et al. (2008).[2] The same suggest that something similar may be done in the future for Arene, but Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) note that Areneinae McLean, 2001, introduced in a congress abstract, is not an available family-level name. [1]

This superfamily consists of the two following families:[2]

  • Angariidae Gray, 1857 - only one genus Angaria Röding, 1798
  • Areneidae - Areneidae is however not officially described as a taxon name.[3] Areneidae is provisionally placed within the superfamily Angarioidea according to Williams et al. (2008).[2] It contains two genera: Arene Adams, 1845 and Cinysca Killburn, 1970.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gofas, S. (2012). Angarioidea. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-12-30
  2. ^ a b c Williams S. T., Karube S. & Ozawa T. (September 2008) "Molecular systematics of Vetigastropoda: Trochidae, Turbinidae and Trochoidea redefined". Zoologica Scripta 37(5): 483-506. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00341.x
  3. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). Arene Adams, 1845. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-04-17