The name derives from the Latin cassi, cassidis, = helmet. This family rich of over 100 species, characterized by ovate-globose shells. Representatives of the genus Cassis include some large tropical species, often used as a raw material for cameos.
In our seas there are four species, two belonging to the genus Galeodea (the most common G. echinophora and the most localized G. rugosa) and two belonging to the genus Phalium (P. granulatum and the smallest P. saburon).
Some Cassidae: Cassis madagascariensis, Cassis cornuta, Cypraecassis rufa, Cassis tuberosa, Galeodea echinophora, Phalium granulatum granulatum, Phalium granulatum centiquadratum, Phalium granulatum undulatum.

Cassis Flammea

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Cassis Flammea is a large sea snail, a gastropod mollusk in the family of Cassidae, aka helmet snail or bonnet snail.Cassis Flammea has a shell with reddish-brown and beige shades in wavy stripes. The..

Cassis Rufa

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Cypraecassis Tenius

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CASSIDAE"RARE"Cypraecassis TeniusAuthor: Wood, 1828Locality: Baja California, MexicoSize: 108.5 mm20 mt deep..

Phalium Areola

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Phalium Areola, aka checkerboard bonnet, is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of Cassidae. It is a medium size shell with an oval shape and a pointy spiral. The aperture is dented and goes from..

Phalium Bandatum

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CASSIDAEPHALIUM BANDATUM Author: Perry, 1811Locality: China                                        &..

Phalium Glaucum

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Phalium Glaucum is a marine gastropod mollusk in the family of Cassidae.It has the shape of a hemet with a conic spiral, the surface's color is between grades of grey and brown. The aperture is wide a..

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