Alzoniella slovenica

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Alzoniella slovenica
Alzoniella slovenica shell.png
Apertural view of a shell of Alzoniella slovenica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha

Superfamily: Truncatelloidea
Family: Hydrobiidae
Genus: Alzoniella
Species: A. slovenica
Binomial name
Alzoniella slovenica
(Ložek & Brtek, 1964)[2]
Synonyms
  • Alzoniella alticola[3]
  • Alzoniella bojnicensis
  • Alzoniella kalasi
  • Alzoniella slovenica komenskyi
  • Belgrandiella alticola Ložek & Brtek, 1964
  • Belgrandiella bojnicensis Ložek & Brtek, 1964
  • Belgrandiella komenskyi Hudec, 1972
  • Belgrandiella slovenica

Alzoniella slovenica is a species of very small or minute freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Hydrobiidae, which are sometimes known as the snouted water snails.

Shell description[edit]

The width of the shell is up to 0.6 mm. The height of the shell is up to 1.7 mm.[4]

Alzoniella slovenica is blind.[4]

Distribution[edit]

Distribution of this species is western carpathian.[5]

This species is found in the White Carpathians. It is endemic to Moravia (Czech Republic) and in Slovakia.[4]

Its conservation status in the Czech Republic is endangered[6][7] and it is "rare“ in Slovakia.[8]

Biotope[edit]

It is a crenobiotic species: it lives in groundwater and it can be found in water wells.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vavrova, L. (2011). "Alzoniella slovenica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ (German) Ložek & Brtek (1964). "Neue Belgrandiella aus den Westkarpaten". Arch. Moll. 93(5/6): 201-207. Frankfurt am Main.
  3. ^ Beran L. & Horsák M. (2001). "Taxonomic revision of the genus Alzoniella (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Czech and Slovakia". Biologia, Bratislava 56(2): 141-148. abstract
  4. ^ a b c d (Czech) Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010). "Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky. [Annotated list of mollusc species recorded outdoors in the Czech and Slovak Republics]". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1-37. PDF.
  5. ^ (Slovak) Lisický M. J. (1991). Mollusca Slovenska [The Slovak molluscs]. VEDA vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied, Bratislava, 344 pp.
  6. ^ Red List of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic
  7. ^ (Czech) Beran L., Juřičková L. & Horsák M. (2005) Mollusca (měkkýši), pp. 69-74. – In: Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. [eds.], Červený seznam ohrožených druhů České republiky. Bezobratlí. Red list of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates. – Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp.
  8. ^ Šteffek J. (1994). "Current status of the molluscs of Slovakia in relation to their exposure to danger". Biologia, Bratislava 49(5): 651-655.

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