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Dillwynella modesta 002.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Dillwynella modesta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Dillwynella
Dall, 1889
Type species
Teinostoma (Dillwynella) modesta Dall, 1889

Dillwynella is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Skeneidae.[1]


The minute, depressed, porcellanous shell has a thin horny operculum. It consists of comparatively few whorls. The shell is imperforate, but with a depression bounded by a riblet in the umbilical rib outside of the columella. The few whorls have a thin fugacious epidermis. The outer lip is thin .The columella has no teeth, projections, or folds, passing smoothly into the anterior margin.[2]


Species within the genus Dillwynella include:


  • Kunze T. (2011) Dillwynella voightae new species, a new skeneimorph gastropod (Turbinidae) from the western Atlantic and a new record of Dillwynella modesta (Dall, 1889). The Nautilus 125(1): 36-40.

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