- Superfamily Haliotoidea
Keyhole and Slit limpets - Superfamily Fissurelloidea
Top-shells - Superfamily Trochoidea
Pheasant shells - Superfamily Phasianelloidea
Slit shells - Superfamily Scissurelloidea
Cyclostremes - Superfamily Angarioidea - no UK species
Caenogastropoda (Order Littorinimorpha)
Slipper limpets and Chinaman's hats
- Superfamily Calyptraeoidea
Nutmeg shells - Superfamily Cancellarioidea
Bonnet shells and Hairysnails - Superfamily Capuloidea
Eatonina - Superfamily Cingulopsoidea
Periwinkles and Chink shells - Superfamily Littorinoidea
Necklace shells - Superfamily Naticoidea
Sea Butterfly - Superfamily Pterotracheoidea
Spire shells and Weedsnails
- Superfamily Rissooidea > Family Rissoidae
Lagoon, Blind and Looping snails
- Superfamily Truncatelloidea
Pelican's-foot shells - Superfamily Stromboidea
Triton and Tun shells - Superfamily Tonnoidea
Cowries and Velutinids - Superfamily Velutinoidea
Worm shells - Superfamily Vermetoidea
Caenogastropoda (Order Neogastropoda)
Caenogastropoda (Order Unassigned)
Neritimorpha (Order Cycloneritimorpha)
Please send all Cornish records of marine molluscs, with images if possible, to David Fenwick. I will make sure records are collated and passed on to the national recorder at the Conchological Society of Britain and Ireland. I will also hold a set of records for use by other Cornish conchologists, researchers, and the Marine Biological Association.
Land Snails are often found washed-up on the strandline from dunes or other habitats; or are found in habitats close to the strandline. Here are a few that are commonly found.
For more Land Snail images please visit the Slugs and Snails page of APHOTOFAUNA
European Names - Gastropods, Schnecken, Buikpotigen, Gasteropodes, Gastropodos, Gasteropodi, Molluscs, Weichtiere, Weekdieren, Mollusques, Moluscos, Molluschi.
For more information about marine snails visit the website of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
WANTED - Shells of any marine snail species that occur in SW England and that are not featured here. I intend to make the list above as comprehensive as possible, and for use as an online identification guide. Thank you. E-mail