Lymnaea tomentosa

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Lymnaea tomentosa
Conservation status
NE
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Lymnaeoidea
Family: Lymnaeidae
Subfamily: Lymnaeinae
Genus: Lymnaea
Species: L. tomentosa
Binomial name
Lymaea tomentosa
(Pfeiffer, 1855)
Synonyms

Saccinea tomentosa Pfeiffer, 1855
Limnaea arguta Hutton, 1885
Limnaea ampulla Hutton, 1885
Limnaea tomentosa Hutton, 1885
Amphipeplea ampulla globosa Suter, 1891
Myxas ampulla waikariensis umber, 1941
Limnaea tomentosa Climo and Pul lan, 1972
Austropeplea (Lymnaea) tomentosa

Lymnaea tomentosa is a species of freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Lymnaeidae.

This species lives in New Zealand.[1] These snails are found in both the North and South Islands, on aquatic plants in swamps, ponds and quiet waters generally, but not in fast-running streams.[1] In Australia (in particular South-East New South Wales), this species was reported to serve as one of the most important intermediate hosts for liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica). [2]

Subspecies[edit]

One subspecies exists:

Parasites[edit]

Lymnaea tomentosa is an intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica.[3] Lymnaea tomentosa was also shown to be receptive to miracidia of Fasciola gigantica from East Africa, Malaysa and Indonesia under laboratory conditions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Powell A. W. B., New Zealand Mollusca, William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1979 ISBN 0-00-216906-1
  2. ^ Boray, Joseph C. "Dr.". Department of Primary Industries. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Soliman M. F. M. (2008). "Epidemiological review of human and animal fascioliasis in Egypt". The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 2(3): 182-189. abstract. PDF