Synonyms for amphibolidae or Related words with amphibolidae

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Examples of "amphibolidae"
Genera and species within the family Amphibolidae include:
This superfamily has contained only one family, the Amphibolidae.
Amphibolidae is a family of air-breathing snails with opercula, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.
Amphibola is a genus of small, air-breathing terrestrial or semi-marine snails with an operculum, pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Amphibolidae.
Salinator is a genus of small, air-breathing, terrestrial or semi-marine snails with an operculum, pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Amphibolidae.
Salinator fragilis is a species of small, air-breathing land snail with an operculum, a pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Amphibolidae. The species is sometimes referred to as the fragile air breather. It was originally described as being in the genus "Ampullaria", but was split off into the genus "Salinator" in 1900 by Charles Hedley.
The presence of a clausilium is the reason for the common name "door snails", because all the snails in this family have a roughly spoon-shaped "door" or clausilium, which can slide down to close the aperture of the shell. However, this structure is emphatically not the same thing as an operculum, which is virtually non-existent in pulmonate snails, only occurring in the Amphibolidae.
The Siphonariidae on the other hand are unusual in that they have secondarily returned to the sea, and are now sea snails, limpet-like marine gastropods which live in the rocky intertidal zone but which still breathe air and become active at low tide. The single species in the family Amphibolidae is archaic and retains an operculum. It lives at such a high tidal level that it could perhaps be considered semi-terrestrial. Members of the family Chilinidae are confined to temperate parts of South America, and the Latiidae are limpet-like and confined to New Zealand.