Volutoidea is a taxonomic superfamily of predatory sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the clade Neogastropoda.
This superfamily includes the chank snails, the dove snails, the volutes, the margin snails and others.
The shell of the snails in this superfamily vary greatly in shape and degree of ornamentation. The shells have an oval aperture, and a noticeable siphonal canal.
Families within the superfamily Volutoidea are as follows:
- Paladmetidae Stephenson, 1941 † synonym of Admetinae Troschel, 1865
- Plesiocystiscidae G. A. Coovert & H. K. Coovert, 1995: synonym of Plesiocystiscinae G. A. Coovert & H. K. Coovert, 1995
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