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A large number of adults and egg cases (white dots) of the hydrothermal vent species Shinkailepas kaikatensis with an arc crab on the right
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha

clade Cycloneritimorpha

Superfamily: Neritoidea
Family: Phenacolepadidae
Pilsbry, 1895
Genus and species

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  • Scutellidae Angas, 1871 (inv.)
  • Scutellinidae Dall, 1889 (inv.)
  • Shinkailepadidae Okutani, Saito & Hashimoto, 1989

Phenacolepadidae is a family of small sea snails or false limpets, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Cycloneritimorpha (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).

This family has no subfamilies according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005.

Although the shell shape of genera in this family is that of a limpet, the family is in fact closely related to the Neritidae, the nerites.

Genera and species[edit]

Genera and species within the family Phenacolepadidae include:


External links[edit]

"Phenacolepadidae". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).