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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Littorinoidea
Family: Littorinidae
Genus: Melarhaphe
Menke, 1828

Melaraphe Menke, 1828 (incorrect subsequent spelling)

Melarhaphe is a monotypic genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Littorinidae, the winkles or periwinkles.[1]


Species within the genus Melarhaphe include:

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Reid, David G. (2012). Melarhaphe Menke, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-08-23
  • Reid, D.G. (1986). The littorinid molluscs of mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific region. British Museum (Natural History), London
  • Reid, D. G. 1989. The Comparative Morphology, Phylogeny and Evolution of the Gastropod Family, Littorinidae. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 324: 1-110.