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Planorbarius corneus, family Planorbidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea

Family Planorbidae
Family Physidae

Planorboidea is a superfamily of air-breathing freshwater snails, aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusks.[1]

All of the gastropods in this superfamily are sinistral in shell coiling.

The monophyly of Planorboidea was confirmed by Albrecht et al. (2007).[2]


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  2. ^ Albrecht C., Kuhn K. & Streit B. (2007). "A molecular phylogeny of Planorboidea (Gastropoda, Pulmonata): insights from enhanced taxon sampling". Zoologica Scripta 36: 27-39. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00258.x.