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Gray J.E., 1850

Shell small, cap-shaped or conical, with or without a spirally whorled apical protoconch; sculpture finely reticulate. No operculum. Foot oval or shield-shaped, tapering towards rear. Mantle cavity a shallow groove around base of foot, deepening to nuchal cavity behind head. Cephalic tentacles without pigmented eyes at base, ctenidia and pallial gills absent. Animals sublittoral, attached to stones.

Source: Hayward et al., 1990.

The following subtaxa of this family occur in the region:

Genus Iothia
Iothia fulva
Genus Lepeta
Lepeta caeca
Genus Propilidium
Propilidium exiguum

Family Lepetidae