Marisa (gastropod)

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Marisa cornuarietis.jpg
Lateral view of a shell of Marisa cornuarietis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

informal group Architaenioglossa

Superfamily: Ampullarioidea
Family: Ampullariidae
Genus: Marisa
J. E. Gray, 1824[1]

2 [2]

Marisa is a genus of freshwater snails in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails.


There are two species:[2]


Based on analysis of mitochondrial 12S ribosomal RNA, 16S ribosomal RNA, and the cytochrome-c oxidase I (COI) gene, M. cornuarietis is a sister clade to M. planogyra and Asolene spixii, indicating that genus Marisa is not monophyletic.[2]


Further reading[edit]

  • Cowie R. H. & Thiengo S. C. (2003). The apple snails of the Americas (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ampullariidae: Asolene, Felipponea, Marisa, Pomacea, Pomella): a nomenclatural and type catalog. Malacologia 45: 41-100.