Gyraulus riparius

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Gyraulus riparius
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: Gyraulus
Species: G. riparius
Binomial name
Gyraulus riparius

Gyraulus riparius is a species of small freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails.

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of this species is Holarctic:

Habitat[edit]

This small snail lives on water plants in freshwater.

Shell description[edit]

The shell is nearly planispiral in its coiling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2003) Süsswassermollusken. DJN, pp. 134, page 107, ISBN 3-923376-02-2
  2. ^ (in Dutch) Gittenberger E., Janssen A. W., Kuijper W. J., Kuiper J. G. J., Meijer T., van der Velde G. & de Vries J. N. (2004). Nederlandse zoetwatermollusken. Nederlandse Fauna 2. KNNV uitgeverij . 288 pp., ISBN 978-90-5011-201-7. 152-153.