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    Pythia (gastropod): Brief Summary
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    Pythia is a genus of small air-breathing salt marsh snails, pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Ellobiidae.

    Pythia is a largely terrestrial genus commonly found in the Indo-Pacific. It lives in mangroves from above high tide to further inland. It is readily differentiated within the family by its dorso-ventrally flattened shell and heavily dentate aperture. Plate gave the first account of Pythia scarabaeus in 1897.

    Pythia is the type genus of the subfamily Pythiinae.

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