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Cirsonella weldii 001.jpg
Drawing with two views of a shell of Cirsonella weldii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Order: Trochida
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Cirsonella
Angas, 1877
Type species
Cirsonella australis Angas, 1877

See text

  • Porcupinia Cossmann, 1900
  • Tharsiella Bush, 1897
  • Tharsis Jeffreys, 1883 (preoccupied by Tharsis Giebel, 1847 (Pisces))

Cirsonella is a genus of small sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Skeneidae.[1]


(Original description by G. Angas) The minute, smooth shell is globosely turbinate. It is narrowly umbilicated. The aperture is circular. The continuous peristome is slightly thickened.[2]


Species within the genus Cirsonella include:

Species brought into synonymy


  • Angas, 1877 Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1877: 38
  • Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. (1962). A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Memoirs of the Australian Museum. 11 : 1-109
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Spencer, H.; Marshall. B. (2009). All Mollusca except Opisthobranchia. In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

Further reading[edit]

  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Taxonomicon info: [1]