Ellobiidae

plural noun

El·​lo·​bi·​idae
ˌeləˈbīəˌdē
: a family of pulmonate snails that have a conoidal shell with a strongly toothed ear-shaped aperture and that are widely distributed in salt marshes chiefly along tropical and subtropical shores

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Ellobium, type genus + -idae

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“Ellobiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ellobiidae. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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