|A live individual from this subfamily|
Coovert & Coovert, 1995
(Note: Gastropod taxonomy has been in flux for more than half a century, and this is especially true currently, because of new research in molecular phylogeny. Because of all the on-going changes, different reliable sources can yield very different classifications.)
The shell minute to large, white, uniformly colored, or patterned; spire immersed or low to tall; lip thickened, smooth or lirate; external varix present or absent; siphonal notch present or absent; weak to distinct posterior notch present; columella multiplicate with combined total of 3 to 13 plications plus parietal lirae; internal whorls cystiscid type.
Description of soft parts
Animal with short to long tentacles, rarely absent; siphon short to long; eyes situated laterally on head slightly below the base of the tentacles; mantle usually not extending over external shell surface.
Odontophoral cartilages separate; valve of Leiblein present, with or without bypass tube; esophaegeal caecum absent; gland of Leiblein short, small, emptying directly into posterior end of esophagus; paired salivary glands ascinous or tubular, attached to esophagus just anterior to the valve of Leiblein, ducts attached to walls of esophagus; single accessory salivary gland present, ascinous or tubular, anal gland absent.
- Persicula Schumacher, 1817
- Gibberula Swainson, 1840
- Canalispira Jousseaume, 1875
- Pachybathron Gaskoin, 1853
- Genera brought into synonymy
- Baroginella Laseron, 1957: synonym of Canalispira Jousseaume, 1875
- Diluculum Barnard, 1962: synonym of Gibberula Swainson, 1840
- Epiginella Laseron, 1957: synonym of Gibberula Swainson, 1840
- Granula Jousseaume, 1875: synonym of Gibberula Swainson, 1840
- Kogomea Habe, 1951: synonym of Gibberula Swainson, 1840
- Microcassis Paulmier, 1997: synonym of Pachybathron Gaskoin, 1853
- Osvaldoginella Espinosa & Ortea, 1997: synonym of Canalispira Jousseaume, 1875
- Phyloginella Laseron, 1957: synonym of Gibberula Swainson, 1840
Comparative shell anatomy of three genera within this subfamily
- Coovert G.A. & Coovert H.K. (1995) Revision of the supraspecific classification of marginelliform gastropods. The Nautilus 109(2-3): 43-110. page(s): 70