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Rhabdocolpus muricatum (Sowerby, 1825)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Procerithiidae
Cossmann, 1906[1]

Procerithiidae is a taxonomic family of sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade Sorbeoconcha.[2]

Argyropeza is the only extant genus in the Procerithiidae.


The following three subfamilies are recognized in the taxonomy of Bouchet & Rocroi (2005):

2006 taxonomy[edit]

Bandel (2006)[4] described a new subfamily, Argyropezinae.

Bandel (2006)[4] expressed doubts about the validity of Cryptaulacinae, because Cryptaulax and Procerithium may be based on the same species.[4]


Genera within the family v include:



  • Paracerithium Cossmann, 1902 - type genus of the subfamily Paracerithiinae



  1. ^ a b c Cossmann (1906). Essais de paléoconchologie comparée 7.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  3. ^ Gründel (1976). Malakologische Abhandlungen 5(3): 44.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Bandel K. (2006). "Families of the Cerithioidea and related superfamilies (Palaeo-Caenogastropoda; Mollusca) from the Triassic to the Recent characterized by protoconch morphology - including the description of new taxa". Freiberger Forschungshefte C 511: 59-138. PDF.
  5. ^ WoRMS (2010). Argyropeza Melvill & Standen, 1901. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2010-05-12