Anisus leucostoma

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Anisus leucostoma
Anisus leucostoma.jpg
Shells of Anisus leucostoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Planorbinae
Tribe: Planorbini
Genus: Anisus
Subgenus: Anisus
Species: A. leucostoma
Binomial name
Anisus leucostoma
(Millet, 1813)[2]

Planorbis leucostoma Millet, 1813

Anisus leucostoma is a European species of small air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.


Glöer (2002)[3] considered Anisus septemgyratus (Rossmässler, 1835) as a junior synonym of Anisus leucostoma (Millet, 1813). Later Glöer & Meier-Brook (2008)[4] used name Anisus septemgyratus again.

Anisus leucostoma may be a narrow-whorled morphotype of Anisus spirorbis.[5]

Shell description[edit]

The shell of this species is about 8 mm in maximum dimension, usually planispiral and tightly coiled, with a white rib in the aperture.[6]


This species occurs in countries and islands including:


  1. ^ Van Damme D. & Seddon M. B. (2011). "Anisus leucostoma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ (French) Millet P. A. (1813). Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles, observés dans le Département de Maine et Loire. pp. j.xj [= 1-11], 1-82, 1 tableau. Angers. page 16.
  3. ^ (German) Glöer P. (2002). Die Süßwassergastropoden Nord- und Mitteleuropas. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands, ConchBooks, Hackenheim, 326 pp., ISBN 3-925919-60-0, page 254-263.
  4. ^ Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2008). "Redescription of Anisus septemgyratus (Rossmässler, 1835) and Anisus leucostoma (Millet, 1813) (Gastropoda: Planorbidae)". Mollusca 26(1): 89-94.
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  6. ^ Janus, Horst, 1965. The young specialist looks at land and freshwater molluscs Burke, London
  7. ^ a b (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.
  8. ^ Red List of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic
  9. ^ (German) Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2003). Süsswassermollusken. DJN, pp. 134, page 106, ISBN 3-923376-02-2.

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