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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha

Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Assimineidae
Genus: Paludinella
Pfeiffer, 1841 [1]
Type species
Cingula globularis Hanley in Thorpe, 1844

Paludinella is a genus of minute salt marsh snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks or micromollusks, in the family Assimineidae. [1]


The genus Paludinella contains the following species:

Species brought into synonymy

Notes: Kadolsky (2012) has showed that the real Helix littorina delle Chiaje, 1828, was most probably based on small specimens of Melarhaphe neritoides (Linnaeus, 1758). However, Pfeiffer (1841) based the genus Paludinella on the taxonomic extension given to that name by Philippi (1836), i.e. a misidentified type species. For Paludinella littorina of authors, non delle Chiaje, Kadolsky restored the name Paludinella globularis and, under Art. 70.3 of the code of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, designated the latter as type species of Paludinella.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2012). Paludinella Pfeiffer, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-08-23
  • Nomenclator Zoologicus info
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213
  • Kadolsky D. (2012) Nomenclatural comments on non-marine molluscs occurring in the British Isles. Journal of Conchology 41(1): 65-90.

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