Turbinellidae are a family of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Neogastropoda. Members of this family are predators.[2]

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Turbinella pyrum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Turbinelloidea
Family: Turbinellidae
Swainson, 1835

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  • Vasidae H. Adams & A. Adams, 1853
  • Xancidae Pilsbry, 1922


Species in this family are found worldwide, mostly in tropical shallow waters but some in deep waters.


Genera brought into synonymy
  • Buccinella Perry, 1811 : synonym of Turbinella Lamarck, 1799
  • Cynodonta Schumacher, 1817 : synonym of Vasum Röding, 1798
  • Surculina Dall, 1908: synonym of Exilia Conrad, 1860
  • Tudicula H. Adams & A. Adams, 1864 : synonym of Tudivasum Rosenberg & Petit, 1987


  1. ^ Exilia Conrad, 1860. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 April 2012.
  2. ^ Ponder, Winston Frank; Lindberg, David R.; Ponder, Juliet Mary (2019). Biology and Evolution of the Mollusca. CRC Press. p. 1934. ISBN 978-1-351-11564-3.
  • Costello, M.J.; Emblow, C.; White, R. (Ed.). (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp.
  • Aart M. Dekkers and Stephen J. Maxwell, Altivasum Hedley, 1914 (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae) from South Western Australia; The Festivus 50 (4), November 2018

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