Taxon profile


Rissoidae J. E. Gray, 1847

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Littorinimorpha »  superfamily Rissooidea - risso shells

Scientific synonyms

Rissoinae J. E. Gray, 1847
Rissoininae Stimpson, 1865


Shell thin to moderately solid, variously sculptured or smooth, aperture shallowly chan¬nelled anteriorly and posteriorly, peristome typically reflected, outer lip often with varix. Operculum thin, simple, nucleus concentric. Radula usually finely cuspate. Animal with long, ciliated cephalic tentacles. Foot typically divided into anterior and posterior portions, but may be simple; with anterior, sole, and posterior mucous glands; tubules of the later extending into the head. Snout moderately long, mobile. Ciliated, elongate caudal and pallial tentacles often present. Penis of male long, straight, closed, not much tapered, usually bearing a narrow terminal filament, attached behind right eye; prostate closed. Female genital tract rather simple, one aperture, pallial duct with a ventral channel. Alimentary canal with jaws, no oesophageal glands, small stomach with large style sac containing a crystalline style. Fine detritus feeders and algal grazers.
Ponder, W. F. (1967). The classification of the Rissoidae and Orbitestellidae with descriptions of some new taxa.
Author: Jan Delsing

Included taxa

Number of records: 37

genus Alvania Risso, 1826
genus Amphirissoa Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1897
genus Benthonella Dall, 1889
genus Benthonellania P. Lozouet, 1990
genus Boreocingula A.N. Golikov & O.V. Kussakin, 1974
genus Botryphallus W.F. Ponder, 1990
genus Cingula Fleming, 1818
genus Crisilla T.A. de M. Monterosato, 1917
genus Frigidoalvania A. Warén, 1974
genus Gofasia P. Bouchet & A. Warén, 1993
genus Haurakia T. Iredale, 1915
genus Lucidestea C.F. Laseron, 1956
genus Manzonia Brusina, 1870
genus Obtusella Cossmann, 1921
genus Omanimerelina R.G. Moolenbeek & C. Bosch, 2007
genus Onoba H. & A. Adams, 1852
genus Ovirissoa C. Hedley, 1916
genus Parashiela Laseron, 1956
genus Peringiella Monterosato, 1878
genus Plagostyla P. Fischer, 1872
genus Pontiturboella T.Y. Sitnikova, Y.I. Starobogatov & V.V. Anistratenko, 1992
genus Porosalvania S. Gofas, 2007
genus Powellisetia Ponder, 1965
genus Pseudosetia T.A. de M. Monterosato, 1884
genus Punctulum J.G. Jeffreys, 1884
genus Pusillina Monterosato, 1884
genus Quarkia M.J. Faber, 2009
genus Rissoa Freminville in Desmarest, 1814
genus Rudolphosetia T.A. de M. Monterosato, 1917
genus Setia H. Adams & A. Adams, 1852
genus Simulamerelina W.F. Ponder, 1985
genus Striatestea Powell, 1927
genus Subestea Cotton, 1944
genus Subonoba Iredale, 1915
genus Thaleia Warén, 1979
genus Turboella Leach in Gray, 1847
genus Voorwindia W.F. Ponder, 1985

Links and literature

CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Rissoidae]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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