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- n. Any member of the Ellobiidae.
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Taken together, these and other pieces of evidence unequivocally demonstrate that ellobiid snails evolved from marine ancestors.
Like their more terrestrial distant relatives, ellobiid snails have lungs and are hermaphrodites, but unlike the former, they have their eyes not at the tips but at the bases of their tentacles.
One ellobiid snail that I wrote about was Melampus bullaoides.