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Types of Freshwater Snails

Amnicolidae​
Amnicolidae​

In freshwater habitats there are ten major families of caenogastropods, as well as several other families of lesser importance: Architaenioglossa. Ampullariidae, an exclusively freshwater family that is largely tropical and includes the large "apple snails" kept in aquaria. 105-170 species.

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Badwater ​Snail​
Badwater ​Snail​

The Badwater snail, scientific name Assiminea infirma, is a species of minute, salt marsh snail; of the Badwater Basin in Death Valley, California, United States.. The Badwater snail are found only at low elevations near spring sources, and only in regions with relatively low precipitation.

Banff Springs ​Snail​
Banff Springs ​Snail​

The Banff Springs snail (Physella johnsoni) is a species of small air-breathing freshwater snail in the family Physidae.. Based on molecular research, it appears that Physella johnsoni separated out as a species from Physella gyrina about 10,000 years ago.

Beaverpond ​Marstonia​
Beaverpond ​Marstonia​

“The loss of this snail tells the story of larger negative changes to the Flint River watershed. What is harmful to freshwater snails is also harmful for humans that rely on clean water.” Sadly, beaverpond marstonia isn’t the first species that went extinct while waiting to get listed as endangered or threatened.

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Biomphalaria ​Straminea​
Biomphalaria ​Straminea​

Biomphalaria glabrata is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails. Biomphalaria glabrata is an intermediate snail host for the trematode Schistosoma mansoni, which is one of the main schistosomes that infect humans.

Bithynia ​Tentaculata​
Bithynia ​Tentaculata​

Bithynia tentaculata (L.) in Norway – a rare species on the edge of its western distribution, and some notes on the dispersal of freshwater snails. Fauna (Oslo) 50(3):102-107. Ricciardi, A. 2001.

Brotia ​Pagodula​
Brotia ​Pagodula​

Pagoda Snail, Porcupine Snail Sexing [edit | edit source] Male and female. They mate and give birth to live young. Tank compatibility [edit | edit source] This snail will be peaceful towards fish tank mates, as long as they are not predatory. However, this snail will eat plants if not well fed. Diet [edit | edit source] This snail eats live plants. They will also eat cooked spinach, carrot and broccoli and will also take sinking pellets and wafers.

Buccinum ​Undatum​
Buccinum ​Undatum​

Like most other sea snails with a shell the whelk also possesses a lid (operculum) on its foot tip closing the shell aperture, when the snail withdraws into the shell. A common whelk (Buccinum undatum) during oviposition.

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Bulinus ​Truncatus​
Bulinus ​Truncatus​

Bulinus truncatus is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail with a sinistral shell, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails.

Channeled ​Applesnail​
Channeled ​Applesnail​

Channeled apple snails (CAS) are large, freshwater snails that grow to over 3 inches in length. Their shells have 5 to 6 whorls separated by a deep groove or “channel”. Shell coloration of channeled apple snails is highly variable, but normally includes bands of brown, black, and yellowish-tan, although albino and gold color variations do exist.

Chinese ​Mystery Snail​
Chinese ​Mystery Snail​

The Chinese mystery snail, black snail, or trapdoor snail, scientific name Bellamya chinensis, synonym Cipangopaludina chinensis, is a large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae.

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Clea Helena​
Clea Helena​

Clea helena Clea helena or assassin snail is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks, most of which are marine.

Cochliopidae​
Cochliopidae​

In freshwater habitats there are ten major families of caenogastropods, as well as several other families of lesser importance: Architaenioglossa. Ampullariidae, an exclusively freshwater family that is largely tropical and includes the large "apple snails" kept in aquaria. 105-170 species.

Common ​Periwinkle​
Common ​Periwinkle​

Certain other marine snails, such as the common northern lacuna (Lacuna vincta), are sometimes called periwinkles. In many sections of the southern United States, the term periwinkle, or pennywinkle, is applied to any small freshwater snail.

Filopaludina ​Martensi​
Filopaludina ​Martensi​

Filopaludina martensi (White Wizard Snail, Ghost Piano River Snail) is a species of large freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae. This species is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Galba ​Truncatula​
Galba ​Truncatula​

Galba (Galba) truncatula is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Lymnaeidae, the pond snails. Until recently, this species was known as Lymnaea truncatula. Galba truncatula is the vector mainly involved in fascioliasis transmission to humans.

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Littoraria ​Angulifera​
Littoraria ​Angulifera​

Mangrove Periwinkles (Littoraria angulifera) are conspicuous inhabitants of the mangrove forests of tropical and subtropical areas. These snails are found on mangrove prop roots, leaves, and branches from the waterline up to 7 meters above the high tide line.

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Littoraria ​Irrorata​
Littoraria ​Irrorata​

Littoraria irrorata, common name the Marsh periwinkle, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Littorinidae. The specific epithet irrorata means 'moistened' or 'dewy.' This species occurs in salt marshes on the Atlantic coast and Gulf Coast of North America, from Massachusetts to Texas.

Littorina ​Obtusata​
Littorina ​Obtusata​

Snails (gastropoda) are found in all the world’s seas, in freshwater, and on land. Most snails are most at home on hard bottoms and on the plants and algae they feed upon. The rough perrywinkle (Littorina saxatilis) is likely the most common snail in Northern Iceland, as it is found in great abundance everywhere there is a hard surface.

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Littorina ​Saxatilis​
Littorina ​Saxatilis​

Littorina is a genus of small sea snails, ... In the Baltic they live within the influence of freshwater, ... Littorina saxatilis nigrolineata Gray, ...

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Lymnaea ​Stagnalis​
Lymnaea ​Stagnalis​

Lymnaea stagnalis (Linnaeus, 1758) Lymnaea stagnalis, better known as the great pond snail, is a species of large air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Lymnaeidae.

Marisa ​Cornuarietis​
Marisa ​Cornuarietis​

Marisa cornuarietis, common name the Colombian ramshorn apple snail, is a species of large freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snail family. These snails are popular in aquariums, and are also used in the wild as a biological control agent.

Marsh Rams-​Horn​
Marsh Rams-​Horn​

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater. There are many different families. They are found throughout the world in various habitats, ranging from ephemeral pools to the largest lakes, and from small seeps and springs to major rivers.

Melanopsis ​Praemorsa​
Melanopsis ​Praemorsa​

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater.There are many different families. They are found throughout the world in various habitats, ranging from ephemeral pools to the largest lakes, and from small seeps and springs to major rivers.

Melarhaphe ​Neritoides​
Melarhaphe ​Neritoides​

The Melarhaphe neritoides snail must be able to withstand; high temperatures, freshwater, salt and brine water, desiccation and exposure to air and of course any shore line animals which might prey upon the snail.

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New Zealand ​mud Snail​
New Zealand ​mud Snail​

The New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) is a species of very small freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum. This aquatic gastropod mollusk is in the family Tateidae. It is an invasive species in many countries, where populations of the snail can reach phenomenal densities.

Oncomelania ​Hupensis​
Oncomelania ​Hupensis​

Oncomelania hupensis is a species of very small tropical freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pomatiopsidae.

Paludomidae​
Paludomidae​

In freshwater habitats there are ten major families of caenogastropods, as well as several other families of lesser importance: Architaenioglossa. Ampullariidae, an exclusively freshwater family that is largely tropical and includes the large "apple snails" kept in aquaria. 105-170 species.

Peringia ​Ulvae​
Peringia ​Ulvae​

A small spiralling shell with six whorls. Up to 6 mm high but more typically around 4 mm. The shell is brown to yellow in colour. The body of the snail is a clear grey frequently with various pigment spots.Also known as the mud snail. Many synonyms have been used in the past but Peringia ulvae is the only one used recently.

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Physa ​Fontinalis​
Physa ​Fontinalis​

Physa fontinalis, common name the common bladder snail, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Physidae.The shells of species in the genus Physa are left-handed or sinistral

Physa ​Marmorata​
Physa ​Marmorata​

A live individual of Physa marmorata Physa is a genus of small, left-handed or sinistral, air-breathing freshwater snails, aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Physidae. These snails eat algae, diatoms and detritus.

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Physella ​Acuta​
Physella ​Acuta​

Jarne, P., M-A Perdieu, A-F Pernot, B. Delay, and P. David (2000) The influence of self-fertilization and grouping on fitness attributes in the freshwater snail Physa acuta: population and individual inbreeding depression.

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Pila ​Ampullacea​
Pila ​Ampullacea​

The snail (Pila ampullacea) was bought from fishermen in the Wadata fish market in Makurdi, capital of Benue State in Nigeria. The samples were washed and taken to the Biochemistry Department of the National Institute of Veterinary Research Vom, Plateau state, Nigeria.

Planorbella ​Duryi​
Planorbella ​Duryi​

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater. There are many different families. They are found throughout the world in various habitats, ranging from ephemeral pools to the largest lakes, and from small seeps and springs to major rivers.

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Planorbis ​Planorbis​
Planorbis ​Planorbis​

Planorbis planorbis has been assessed as Least Concern as it is very widely distributed throughout the Palearctic region and there are no current major threats affecting the global population. The populations of this species may show localized declines, but P. planorbis is still one of the most common freshwater snails in Europe.

Pomacea ​Bridgesii​
Pomacea ​Bridgesii​

freshwater snail A freshwater snail (Pomacea bridgesii). Stijn Ghesquiere Freshwater snails are dispersed between isolated bodies of water via birds’ feet, wind-blown leaves, and floods.

Pomacea ​Maculata​
Pomacea ​Maculata​

Pomacea maculata is a species of large freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails. Common name of its synonymous name Pomacea insularum is the island applesnail. Together with Pomacea canaliculata it is the most invasive species of the family Ampullariidae. It is considered as about the 58th the worst alien species in Europe.

Pomacea ​Paludosa​
Pomacea ​Paludosa​

Pomacea paludosa Colored engraving of a live Pomacea paludosa made by Helen Lawson († 1854) and published in 1845 A monograph of the freshwater univalve Mollusca of the United States: including notices of species in other parts of North America by Samuel Stehman Haldeman.

Radix ​Auricularia​
Radix ​Auricularia​

Radix auricularia coreana: natural snail host of Clinostomum complanatum in Korea. Korean Journal of Parasitology 36(1):1-6. Korean Journal of Parasitology 36(1):1-6. Clarke, A.H. 1981. The freshwater molluscs of Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences, National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. 447 pp.

Radix Peregra​
Radix Peregra​

Radix peregra, previously known as Lymnaea peregra or Lymnaea pereger, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod in the family Lymnaeidae, the pond snails. There is more than one named variety or form of this snail.

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Red-Rimmed ​Melania​
Red-Rimmed ​Melania​

The red-rimmed melania, scientific name Melanoides tuberculata, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, a parthenogenetic, aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae. The common name comes from the presence of reddish spots on the otherwise greenish-brown shell.

Semisulcospira ​Libertina​
Semisulcospira ​Libertina​

Semisulcospira libertina is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Semisulcospiridae. Widespread in east Asia, it lives in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines.

Stenothyridae​
Stenothyridae​

In freshwater habitats there are ten major families of caenogastropods, as well as several other families of lesser importance: Architaenioglossa. Ampullariidae, an exclusively freshwater family that is largely tropical and includes the large "apple snails" kept in aquaria. 105-170 species.

Tarebia ​Granifera​
Tarebia ​Granifera​

Tarebia granifera, common name (in the aquarium industry) the quilted melania, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae. This snail is native to south-eastern Asia, but it has become established as an invasive species in numerous other areas.

Tumbling ​Creek Cavesnail​
Tumbling ​Creek Cavesnail​

The Tumbling Creek cavesnail (Antrobia culveri) is a species of freshwater cave snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Amnicolidae. Antrobia culveri is the only species in the genus Antrobia.

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Valvata ​Piscinalis​
Valvata ​Piscinalis​

Valvata piscinalis (O. F. Müller, 1774) Valvata piscinalis, common name the European stream valvata or European Valve Snail, is a species of minute freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Valvatidae, the valve snails.

Viviparus ​Georgianus​
Viviparus ​Georgianus​

Viviparus georgianus, common name the banded mystery snail, is a species of large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae, the river snails. This snail is native to North America. The specific epithet georgianus is a reference to the southern State of Georgia, where the type locality is situated.

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Viviparus ​Viviparus​
Viviparus ​Viviparus​

Viviparus viviparus is a species of large freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae, the river snails.