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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Ringiculoidea
Philippi, 1853
Family: Ringiculidae
Philippi, 1853

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Ringiculidae are a family of minute deep water sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the informal group Lower Heterobranchia.[1]

Ringiculidae is the only family within the superfamily Ringiculoidea.

The shells of species in this family superficially resemble minute versions of the shells of the Cassinae.


Genera in the family Ringiculidae include:[2][3] Genus Microglyphis Dall, 1902

Genus Pseudoringicula Lin, 1980

Genus Ringicula Deshayes, 1838

Genus Ringiculoides Minichev, 1966

Genus Ringiculopsis Chavan, 1947

Genus Ringiculospongia Sacco, 1892

Genera brought into synonymy
  • Hyporingicula Habe, 1952: synonym of Microglyphis Dall, 1902
  • Ringiculina Monterosato, 1884: synonym of Ringicula Deshayes, 1838

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Bouchet P. & Rocroi J.-P. (Ed.); Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdes A. & Warén A. 2005. Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 397 pp. http://www.vliz.be/Vmdcdata/imis2/ref.php?refid=78278
  2. ^ "Ringiculidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  • Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.