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Helicinidae is a family of small tropical land snails which have an operculum. They are terrestrial operculate gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Helicinoidea.

These snails are not at all closely related to the air-breathing land snails, despite a superficial similarity of the shells.


These snails are found in tropical and subtropical areas but they have an odd distribution: they are restricted to the Caribbean islands and some Indo-Pacific and Pacific islands, as well as the edge of the Asian and Australian continents.


Helicinidae belongs to superfamily Helicinoidea according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[1]

This family consists of six following subfamilies (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005):


Genera within the family Helicinidae include:

Subfamily Helicininae

subfamily Ceratodiscinae

Subfamily † Dimorphoptychiinae

Subfamily Hendersoniinae

Subfamily Stoastomatinae

  • Stoastoma C. B. Adams, 1849 - type genus of the subfamily Stoastomatinae[1]

Subfamily Vianinae

Subfamily ?


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bouchet P., Rocroi J.-P., Frýda J., Hausdorf B., Ponder W., Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology (Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks) 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3925919724. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  2. ^ Wenz W. (1938). "Teil 1: Allgememeiner Teil und Prosobranchia". In: Schindewolf O. H. (ed.) Handbuch der Paläozoologie, Band 6, Gastropoda, Borntraeger, Berlin, 6(1): 1-240. pages 53-54.
  3. ^ Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B (1998): 353, 347.
  4. ^ Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B (1998): 353, 347.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Mollusca". Diversidad Biológica Cubana, accessed 23 March 2011.
  6. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group (1996). Sturanyella carolinarum. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. <>. Downloaded on 17 June 2011.

Further reading[edit]

species specific reading:

  • Richling I., Franke S., Fernánndez V. A. & Sigaretta V., S. (2007). "New data on the micro-land snails Eutrochatella (Microviana) spinopoma Aguayo 1943 and Eutrochatella (Microviana) holguinensis Aguayo 1932 (Neritopsina: Helicinidae) in the province of Holguín, eastern Cuba". Schriften zur Malakozoologie 23: 19-24. Cismar.
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