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Family Neritidae: Nerita plicata on intertidal rock surfaces at Turtle Island, Fiji
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Neritimorpha
Order: Cycloneritida

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Cycloneritida (nerites and false-limpets) is an order of land snails, freshwater snails, and sea snails.[1]

These are

molluscs within the subclass Neritimorpha
. 14 of the families in the order are extant, and eight of the families are extinct.

It was previously categorized as the clade Cycloneritimorpha.[2]

According to the Taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005), as well as the Cycloneritida, the subclass Neritimorpha also contains the (entirely fossil) clade Cyrtoneritimorpha, plus a number of other fossil families that are currently unassigned.

The earliest evolutionary forms of Cycloneritimorpha show double visceral organs, double gills, and normally a double-chambered heart.[3]


The taxonomy of Cycloneritida is based on work by Kano et al. (2002)

28S rRNA) of recent species only. These clades proposed by Kano are ranked as superfamilies in the taxonomy of the Gastropoda (Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005)

The spelling of Cycloneritimorpha has been amended to the order Cycloneritida in the new taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet and Rocroi in 2017 [5]

Clade Cycloneritimorpha contains:


  1. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Cycloneritida. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2020-08-21
  2. ^ "Neritimorpha - Cycloneritimorpha". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  3. ^ "Gastropoda - Snails, Slugs, Limpets, Nudibranchs". Discover Life. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  4. ^ Kano Y., Chiba S. & Kase T. 2002. Major adaptive radiation in neritopsine gastropods estimated from 28S rRNA sequences and fossil records. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 269: 2457-2465.
  5. ^ Philippe Bouchet & Jean-Pierre Rocroi, Revised Classification, Nomenclator and Typification of Gastropod and Monoplacophoran Families; Malacologia, 2017, 61(1–2): 1–526