Cave physa

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Cave physa
Physella spelunca,
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Physidae
Genus: Physella
Species: P. spelunca
Binomial name
Physella spelunca
Turner & Clench, 1974

The cave physa (Physella spelunca) is a species of small, air-breathing, freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Physidae. It lives only in caves.

This species is endemic to the United States.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bogan A. E. (1996). Physella spelunca. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.