Incisura (gastropod)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Scissurelloidea
Family: Scissurellidae
Genus: Incisura
Hedley, 1904
Type species
Scissurella lyttleltonensis E.A. Smith, 1894

Incisura is a genus of sea snails or keyhole limpets, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Scissurellidae.[1]


Species within the genus Incisura include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Incisura obliqua (Watson, 1886): synonym of Scissurella obliqua Watson, 1886
  • Incisura vincentiana (Cotton, 1945): synonym of Incisura remota (Iredale, 1924)


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2012). Incisura. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-07-18
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Geiger D.L. (2003) Phylogenetic assessment of characters proposed for the generic classification of Recent Scissurellidae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda) with a description of one new genus and six new species from Easter Island and Australia. Molluscan Research 23: 21-83
  • Geiger D.L. (2012) Monograph of the little slit shells. Volume 1. Introduction, Scissurellidae. pp. 1–728. Volume 2. Anatomidae, Larocheidae, Depressizonidae, Sutilizonidae, Temnocinclidae. pp. 729–1291. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Monographs Number 7.