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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Sacoglossa
clade Oxynoacea
Superfamily: Oxynooidea
Family: Volvatellidae
Pilsbry, 1895
  • Arthessidae C. R. Boettger, 1963
  • Ascobullidae Habe, Okutani & Nishiwaki, 1994

Volvatellidae is a taxonomic family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Oxynooidea.[1]

This family has no subfamilies.


There are two genera in the family Volvatellidae:[2][3]


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2). 
  2. ^ Jensen, K. R. (1996). "Phylogenetic systematics and classification of the Sacoglossa (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia)". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 351 (1335): 91–122. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0006. 
  3. ^ Händeler, K.; Grzymbowski, Y. P.; Krug, P. J.; Wägele, H. (2009). "Functional chloroplasts in metazoan cells - a unique evolutionary strategy in animal life". Frontiers in Zoology. 6: 28. doi:10.1186/1742-9994-6-28. PMC 2790442Freely accessible. PMID 19951407.