Biomphalaria tchadiensis

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Biomphalaria tchadiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Planorbinae
Tribe: Biomphalariini
Genus: Biomphalaria
Species: B. tchadiensis
Binomial name
Biomphalaria tchadiensis
(Germain, 1904)

Planorbis tchadiensis Germain, 1904

Biomphalaria tchadiensis is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails.

This species is endemic to lake Chad in Cameroon, Chad and in Nigeria.[1]

This species has been considered Vulnerable in 1996.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Kristensen T. K. & Stensgaard A-S. (2006). Biomphalaria tchadiensis. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. <>. Downloaded on 14 September 2010.
  2. ^ Brown D. S. (1996) Biomphalaria tchadiensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 6 August 2007.