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Neritidae, common name the nerites, is a taxonomic family of small to medium-sized saltwater and freshwater snail which have a gill and a distinctive operculum, marine, brackish water and freshwater gastropod mollusks in the order Neritoida.

The family Neritidae includes marine genera such as Nerita, marine and freshwater genera such as Neritina, and freshwater and brackish water genera such as Theodoxus. [1][2]A dish of cooked nerites from the Rajang River, Sarawak, Malaysia.The common name "nerite" as well as the family name Neritidae and the genus name Nerita, are derived from the name of Nerites, who was a sea god in Greek mythology [3].

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