List of non-marine mollusks of the Indiana Dunes

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This is a 'list of the non-marine mollusks of the Indiana Dunes. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a National Park Service unit on the shore of Lake Michigan in the state of Indiana, USA. A BioBlitz took place there on May 15 and 16, 2009.[1] During that time, a list of organisms was compiled which included land and freshwater mollusks. 46 species of snails and slugs (non-marine gastropods) were found, as well as 20 species of freshwater bivalves, freshwater clams and mussels.[2]

List of gastropod species[edit]

Freshwater snails in alphabetical order[edit]

  1. Amnicola limosus – a very small freshwater snail with a gill
  2. Aplexa hypnorum = Aplexa elongata – small sinistral, air-breathing freshwater snail
  3. Campeloma decisum – pointed campeloma, freshwater snail
  4. Gyraulus parvus - rams horn snail, freshwater snail
  5. Helisoma anceps – two-ridge rams horn snail
  6. Menetus dilatatus – a small rams horn snail
  7. Physella gyrina – an air breathing sinistral snail
  8. Planorbella campanulata - a rams horn snail
  9. Planorbella trivolvus – small aquatic snail
  10. Planorbula armigera – ramshorn snail
  11. Pleurocera acuta - hornsnail
  12. Pomatiopsis lapidaria
  13. Promenetus exacuous - small rams horn snail
  14. Stagnicola caperatus – an air-breathing pond snail
  15. Stagnicola elodes - an air-breathing pond snail
  16. Valvata perdepressa – freshwater snail with a gill, valve snail

Land snails and slugs in alphabetical order[edit]

  1. Anguispira alternata – flamed tigersnail
  2. Arion sp. – land slug
  3. Arion subfuscus – land slug
  4. Catinella vermeta – land snail
  5. Cochlicopa lubrica – glossy pillar
  6. Deroceras laeve – land slug, pest to agriculture
  7. Euchemotrema sp. – small snail
  8. Euchemotrema froeteruum
  9. Fossaria obrussa also known as Lymaea obrussa
  10. Gastrocopta armifera - armed snaggletooth, land snail
  11. Gastrocopta contracta - micromollusk, land snail
  12. Gastrocopta similis - micromollusk, land snail
  13. Glyphyalinia indentata - micromollusk, land snail
  14. Haplotrema concavum
  15. Helicodiscus parallelus – Compound coil snail, land snail
  16. Hoyia sheldoni in the Hydrobiidae family
  17. Ariophanta laevipes - Laevapex fuscus
  18. Limax maximus - Great Gray Slug
  19. Mesodon thyroides (=? Mesodon thyroidus)
  20. Nesovitrea electrina - land snail
  21. Novisuccinea ovalis- an ambersnail
  22. Oxyloma sp. - an ambersnail
  23. Pallifera fosteri - the foster mantle slug
  24. Philomycus carolinianus – terrestrial land slug
  25. Pupoides albilabris – a minute land snail
  26. Strobilops aeneus - a minute land snail
  27. Vallonia excentrica – a minute land snail common in Europe
  28. Vertigo sp. - minute land snail
  29. Zonitoides arboreus – land snail found in, but not indigenous to the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Slovakia and various greenhouses in other countries
  30. Zonitoides nitidus – small land snail found mostly in Europe, but also in other countries

List of bivalve species in alphabetical order[edit]

  1. Amblema plicata - the threeridge, a freshwater mussel
  2. Anodontoides sp. - a freshwater mussel
  3. Corbicula fluminea - the Asian clam, introduced
  4. Dreissena polymorpha - the zebra mussel, an invasive introduced species
  5. Elliptio dilatata - spike mussel or lady finger
  6. Fusconaia flava - a freshwater mussel
  7. Lampsilis cardium - a freshwater mussel
  8. Lasmigona complanata - the white heelsplitter
  9. Lasmigona compressa - the creek heelsplitter
  10. Lasmigona costata - heelsplitter
  11. Musculium sp. - a freshwater clam
  12. Pisidium sp. - a pea clam
  13. Pleurobema sintoxia - the round pigtoe
  14. Quadrula pustulosa - the pimpleback
  15. Quadrula quadrula - the mapleleaf
  16. Sphaerium occidentale - a fingernail clam
  17. Sphaerium simile - a fingernail clam
  18. Strophitus undulatus - a freshwater mussel
  19. Venustaconcha ellipsiformis - the ellipse, a freshwater mussel
  20. Villosa iris - the rainbow mussel

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