Gundlachia ticaga

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Gundlachia ticaga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Bulininae
Tribe: Bulinini[2]
Genus: Gundlachia
Species: G. ticaga
Binomial name
Gundlachia ticaga
(Marcus & Marcus, 1962)

Gundlachia ticaga is a species of minute freshwater snail or limpet, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.

Distribution[edit]

G. ticaga is endemic to Argentina, where it was recorded in Iguazú National Park in the Misiones Province, and Brazil, where it is known from the regions of Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo.[1]

Habitat and Ecology[edit]

G. ticaga occurs in polluted and unpolluted streams and rivers in Brazil.[3] It is also found in irrigation ditches.[4] Like several other species of freshwater gastropods, it is the host of a trematode worm, Echinostome cercaria,[3] and was found to associate with the roots of the Water Hyacinth species Eichhornia azurea and E. crassipes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pastorino, G. & Darrigan, G. (2011). "Gundlachia ticaga". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Bouchet P.; Rocroi J.-P.; Frýda J.; Hausdorf B.; Ponder W.; Valdés Á. & Warén A. (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia: International Journal of Malacology. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  3. ^ a b Thiengo, S.C.; Fernandez, M.A.; Boaventura, M.F.; Grault, C.E.; Silva, H.F.R.; Mattos, A.C. & Santos, S.B. (2001). "Freshwater Snails and Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: I - Metropolitan Mesoregion". Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 96 (S1): 177–184. doi:10.1590/s0074-02762001000900028. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Muniz, Cynthia (2007). Levantamento da malacofauna limnica e aspectos ecológicos de focos de esquistossomose em Ana Dias, Vale do Ribeira - SP (M.Sc. thesis) (in Portuguese). Universidade de São Paulo. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Pfeifer, N.T.S.; Pitoni, V.L.L. (2003). "Seasonal qualitative analysis of limnical mollusc fauna in delta do Jacuí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil." (PDF). Biociências. Porto Alegre. 11 (2): 145–158. Retrieved 23 April 2014.