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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Sayella
Dall, 1885 [1]

Sayella is a genus of minute sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[2][3][4]

Shell description[edit]

Typical for this genus is the presence of only one prominent fold on the columella.


This genus occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Eastern North America and also in the tropical West Atlantic.


Species within the genus Sayella include:[2]

Species brought into synonymy
  • Sayella micalii Peñas & Rolán, 1997: synonym of Tiberia micalii (Peñas & Rolán, 1997)


  1. ^ Dall, W. H. 1884. On a collection of shells sent from Florida by Mr. Henry Hemphill. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 6(384): 318-342, pl. 10
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2011). Sayella Dall, 1885. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-10-26
  3. ^ Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp.
  4. ^ Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.

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