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Liotella annulata 001.jpg
Drawing with two views of a shell of Liotella annulata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Skeneidae
Genus: Liotella
Iredale, 1915
Type species
Liotia polypleura Hedley, 1904

Liotella is a genus of minute sea snails or micromolluscs, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Skeneidae.[1]


The shells lack a thickened peristome. The shell is depressed. In some species the shell is coiled nearly into one plane, in others it is somewhat more elevated. The whorls are loosely coiled. The operculum is multispiral with a central nucleus. The sculpture shows strong transverse ribs. The spiral sculpture consists of fine lirae between the ribs or is sometimes almost or entirely obsolete.[2]


Species within the genus Liotella include:

Species brought into synonymy


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Further reading[edit]

  • Iredale, 1915, Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, 47: 442
  • Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • GBIF
  • 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