Bulinus truncatus

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Bulinus truncatus
Bulinus truncatus.jpg
A lateral view of the shell of Bulinus truncatus truncatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Bulininae
Tribe: Bulinini
Genus: Bulinus
Species: B. truncatus
Binomial name
Bulinus truncatus
(Audouin, 1827)
  • Physa truncata Audouin, 1827
  • Physa contorta Michaud, 1829
  • Bulinus rohlfsi Clessin

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.


Distribution of Bulinus truncatus include:


This species is an intermediate host for Schistosoma haematobium and Paramphistomum cervi and Paramphistomum microbothrium.


  1. ^ "Synonyms of Physa truncata". AnimalBase, accessed 13 June 2011.
  2. ^ Brown D. S. (1994). Freshwater Snails of Africa and their Medical Importance. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-7484-0026-5.
  3. ^ (French) Sarr A., Kinzelbach R. & Diouf M. (2011, in press). "Diversité spécifique et écologie des mollusques continenatux de la basse vallée du Ferlo (Sénégal). [Specific diversity and ecology of continental molluscs from the Lower Ferlo Valley (Senegal)]". MalaCo 7: 8 pp. PDF.

Further reading[edit]

  • Celie, P. H. N.; Klaassen, R. V.; Van Rossum-Fikkert, S. E.; Van Elk, R.; Van Nierop, P.; Smit, A. B.; Sixma, T. K. (2005). "Crystal Structure of Acetylcholine-binding Protein from Bulinus truncatus Reveals the Conserved Structural Scaffold and Sites of Variation in Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors". Journal of Biological Chemistry 280 (28): 26457–26466. doi:10.1074/jbc.M414476200. PMID 15899893. 
  • Mouahid, A.; Moné, H.; Chaib, A.; Théron, A. (1991). "Cercarial shedding patterns of Schistosoma bovis and S. Haematobium from single and mixed infections of Bulinus truncatus". Journal of helminthology 65 (1): 8–14. PMID 2050991. 
  • Rollinson, D.; De Clercq, D.; Sacko, M.; Traoré, M.; Sene, M.; Southgate, V. R.; Vercruysse, J. (1997). "Observations on compatibility between Bulinus truncatus and Schistosoma haematobium in the Senegal River Basin". Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology 91 (4): 371–378. doi:10.1080/00034989760996. PMID 9290844. .

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