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Lymnaea stagnalis
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Infraclass: Euthyneura
Superorder: Hygrophila
Superfamily: Lymnaeoidea
Rafinesque, 1815

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  • Acroloxoidea Thiele, 1931
  • Planorboidea Rafinesque, 1815

Lymnaeoidea, commonly known as pond snails, is a taxonomic superfamily of air-breathing freshwater snails that belong to the superorder Hygrophila.[1]


Families brought into synonymy
  • Ancylidae Rafinesque, 1815: synonym of Ancylinae Rafinesque, 1815
  • Limnophysidae W. Dybowski, 1903: synonym of Lymnaeidae Rafinesque, 1815 (a junior synonym)
  • Rhodacmeidae B. Walker, 1917 : synonym of Ancylinae Rafinesque, 1815(a junior synonym)


  1. ^ a b MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Lymnaeoidea Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2020-06-27
  • Bouchet P., Rocroi J.P., Hausdorf B., Kaim A., Kano Y., Nützel A., Parkhaev P., Schrödl M. & Strong E.E. (2017). Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod and monoplacophoran families. Malacologia. 61(1-2): 1-526

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