Family Achatinidae Swainson, 1840

This is a large and diverse family of snails, distributed in the tropics and subtropics, as well as in the western Palaearctic. There is a single introduced, European species, Cecilioides acicula, in Canada, where it is only known from southern Ontario. It was formerly placed in the family Ferussaciidae.

Species in Canada
Cecilioides (Cecilioides) acicula (O. F. Müller, 1774) ◆

◆ = introduced

Subfamily Cecilioidinae Mörch, 1864

Genus Cecilioides J. Férussac, 1814

  • Cecilioides A. Férussac 1814: 48; type species by monotypy (ICZN 1955, Opinion 335): Buccinum acicula O. F. Müller, 1774.

Etymology. Latin: caecus, blind + Greek: oidos, form. Feminine (ICZN 1955, Opinion 335).

Subgenus Cecilioides J. Férussac, 1814