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Family  Emblandidae





The family Emblandidae contains only one species, Emblanda emblematica. This species was included in the Rissoidae until Ponder (1985) established a new family for it, because of radula and anatomical differences.

Family Reference

Ponder, W.F. 1985. The anatomy and relationships of Emblanda emblematica (Hedley) (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Emblandidae n.fam.). Records of the Australian Museum 37: 343-351.


 The only member of the family is treated here.

Identification notes

In shell form Emblanda emblematica is like some rissoids, and was classified with them in the past. The features which place it in the Emblandidae are characters of the radula and of the internal anatomy.


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