A freshly stranded individual of Janthina janthina in the Janthinidae, Epitonioidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda

informal group Ptenoglossa


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The Ptenoglossa is an informal taxonomic group of sea snails.[1] This group was considered paraphyletic or polyphyletic by Ponder and Lindberg (1997) in their classification of gastropod molluscs.[2]



  1. Bouchet, P. & Rocroi, J.-P. (2005). "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families". Malacologia. 47 (1-2).
  2. W.F. Ponder & D.R. Lindberg (1997). "Towards a phylogeny of gastropod molluscs; an analysis using morphological characters". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 119: 83–265. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1997.tb00137.x.
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