Addisoniidae is a family of sea snails, deepwater true limpets, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Vetigastropoda (according to the taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi, 2005).[1]


Subfamilies and genera

Subfamilies and genera within the family Addisoniidae include:[2]

Subfamily Addisoniinae Dall, 1882

  • Addisonia Dall, 1882 - type genus of the family Addisoniidae

Subfamily Helicopeltinae Marshall, 1996[3]

  • Helicopelta Marshall, 1996 - type genus of the subfamily Helicopeltinae


  1. ^ Bouchet, P.; Rocroi, J.-P. (Ed.) (2005). Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families. Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology, 47(1-2). ConchBooks: Hackenheim, Germany. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. pp 397
  2. ^ Discover Life info at: [1] accessed 25 October 2009
  3. ^ Marshall (1996) The Veliger 39(3): 250.

Further reading

  • Pilsbry; H. A. 1890-91. Manual of conchology'; structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. Volume 12. Stomatellidae. Scissurellidae, Pleurotomariidae, Haliotidae, Scutellinidae, Addisoniidae, Cocculinidae, Fissurellidae. Academy of Natural Sciences. Philadelphia. 323 pp. + 65 pis.
  • McLean J. H. (1985) The archaeogastropod family Addisoniidae Dall 1882: life habit and review of species. The Veliger 28 99-108.
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