Melanopsis is a genus of freshwater gastropod molluscs in the family Melanopsidae.
The genus is known from the Cretaceous to the recent periods.
They are found in southern Europe
, North Africa
, Asia Minor
, New Caledonia
and New Zealand
Shells are ovate, with a short spire
, and the body whorl
large and elongated. The outer lip is thin, but the inner lip has a smooth parietal callus
, thickened into a pad over the parietal wall.