Charisma (gastropod)

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Charisma compacta 001.jpg
Original image of a shell of Charisma compacta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Trochidae
Genus: Charisma
Hedley, 1915
Type species
Charisma compacta Hedley, C., 1915
  • Cavotera Laseron, 1954
  • Cavostella Laseron, 1954

Charisma (gastropod) is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Trochidae, the top snails.[2]


A genus related to Liotia, but without a varix to the outer lip. The species are few-whorled and spirally sculptured. Their umbilicus has an internal funicle. The operculum is corneous, concave, multispiral, with a spiral frilled lamella.[3]



  • Cotton, B.C., 1959. South Australian Mollusca. Archaeogastropoda. Govt. Printer, Adelaide
  • Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F., 1962 [31/Dec/1962]. A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Mem. Aust. Mus., 11:0-0
  • Hickman, C.S. & McLean, J.H., 1990 26 November.. Systematic revision and suprageneric classification of trochacean gastropods . Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series, 35:1-169
  • Wilson, B., 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, WA

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