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Niso hizenensis
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Vanikoroidea
Family: Eulimidae
Genus: Niso
Risso, 1826
Type species
Boreotrophon echinus Dall, 1918
  • Bonellia Deshayes, 1838 (invalid: junior homonym of Bonellia Rolando, 1822; Ebion is a substitute name)
  • Ebion Gistel, 1848
  • Janella Grateloup, 1838
  • Neovolusia Emerson, 1965
  • Niso (Volusia) A. Adams, 1861 (original rank)
  • Volusia A. Adams, 1851 (Invalid: junior homonym of Volusia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 [Diptera]; Neovolusia is a replacement name)

Niso is a genus of very small parasitic sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks or micromollusks in the family Eulimidae.[1]


According to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) the following species with accepted names are included within the genus Niso

Species brought into synonymy


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2010). Niso Risso, 1826. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-01-07
  • Warén A. (1984) A generic revision of the family Eulimidae (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). Journal of Molluscan Studies suppl. 13: 1-96. page(s): 59
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (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: pp. 180–213