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Superfamily Streptaxoidea
Family Streptaxidae
Genus Diaphera 
Genus Discartemon 
Genus Edentulina 
Genus Elma 
Genus Eustreptaxis 
Genus Gibbus 
Genus Gonaxis 
Genus Gonidomus 
Genus Gonospira 
Genus Gulella 
Genus Haploptychius 
Genus Indoennea 
Genus Odontartemon 
Genus Sinistrexcisa
Genus Sinoennea 
Genus Streptaxis

Gulella bicolor Hutton,1834 Shell:Elongated,smooth,aperture with 4 teeth.Colouring white to pale brown, transparent. Length up to 7.5 mm and width 2 mm. The animal is bright orange. Habitat:Around human settlements. Distribution:India,South-Africa,introduced in the Caribbean,southern North-America:Louisiana,Florida,South-Carolina,Texas,Mississippi.Also in Australia Gulella natalensis Craven,1880 Shell:Surface variable:sometimes smooth,other times with closely set axial riblets.Aperture usually with 5 teeth. Colouring whitish translucent.Length up to 11 mm. The animal has a greenish-yellow to green head and foot with a darker neck and tentacles. Habitat:Dune,coastal lowland,scarp forest and moist woodland.Primarly living in trees. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;Zululand-Transkei region.

Gulella zuluensis Connoly,1932 Shell:Similar to G.natalensis but with 3 teeth.Length up to 13 mm. The animal has a bright yellow to orange yellow head-foot,but this may be variable. Habitat:Coastal lowland,dune and swamp forest in leaf-litter and on treetrunks, also in vegetation and on walls. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal.

Gulella triglochis Melvill & Ponsonby,1903 Shell:Ovate,glossy and smooth,aperture with 4 teeth.Length up to 12.5 mm. The animal has an orange-yellow head-foot with the upper tentacles a bright orange colour. Habitat:Coastal lowland forest,dune forest and woody savanna in leaf-litter Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;northern KwaZulu-Natal and southern Mozambique.

Gulella kraussi Pfeiffer,1855 Shell:Cylindrical,a bit elongated,smooth and glossy,aperture with 4 teeth. Length up to 7.2 mm. The animal has a yellow to orange-yellow foot with bright orange top pair of tentacles. The other pair is faintly orange. Habitat:Coastal lowland,scarp forest,thicket,moist woodland and sometimes in gardens. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;Durban coastal region,Umgeni and the Pietermaritz- burg area.

Gulella menkeana Pfeiffer,1853 Shell:Cylindrical,large and strong,with axial ribbing.Aperture with 5 teeth. Length up to 17.2 mm but normally smaller. The animal has a yellow head-foot,or pale orangish,top pair of tentacles orange. Habitat:Variable from coastal lowland to woodland to gardens. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;KwaZulu-Natal coastal regions.

Gulella warreni Melvill & Ponsonby,1903 Shell:Cylindrical with axial riblets,aperture with 6 teeth.Length 10-16 mm. The animal has a yellow head-foot with the top pair of the tentacles orange. Habitat:Coastal lowland to scarp forest,variable. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Gulella gouldi Pfeiffer,1855 Shell:Cylindrical with axial riblets,aperture with 6 teeth.Length very variable: 4.5-12 mm. The animal has a yellow to orange head-foot with the top pair of tentacles bright orange. Habitat:Forest to woodland and gardens in leaflitter and under rocks and logs. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;eastern Cape northwards to Zululand,inland to Hilton,Kranskop and Nkandla. Subspecies globosa Pfeiffer,1852,discriminanda Bruggen,1969(Maputaland).

Gulella infrendens Martens,1866 Shell:Cylindrical to ovate,surface smooth and glossy,aperture with 6 teeth. Length 5.2-9.1 mm. The animal has a yellow head-foot with orange upper tentacles. Habitat:Dune,scarp,Podocarpus forest,coastal lowland,gardens and parks. Distribution:Eastern South-Africa;KwaZulu-Natal coast to the border with Swaziland.Transkei,eastern Cape and inland to the Pietermaritzburg area,Karkloof and the Thukela Valley.

Gulella browni Bruggen,1969 Shell:Whorls rounded,strongly axial ribbed,apex very conical,aperture with 8 teeth. Length up to 3.2 mm. The animal has a pale yellow head-foot and the upper pair of tentacles is orange. Habitat:Coastal forest and bush in leaf-litter. Distribution:Southern Africa;Mozambique,northern Zululand.