Helicostoa sinensis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Helicostoa sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Helicostoidae
Pruvot-Fol, 1937[1]
Genus: Helicostoa
Lamy, 1926[2]
Species: H. sinensis
Binomial name
Helicostoa sinensis
Lamy, 1926[2]

Helicostoa sinensis is a species of freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the clade Littorinimorpha.[3]

Helicostoa sinensis is the only species in the genus Helicostoa, which in turn is the only genus in the family Helicostoidae.[4] According to taxonomy of the Gastropoda by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) the family Helicostoidae has no subfamilies.

Helicostoa sinensis is tentatively placed within superfamily Rissooidea.[3] Previously it was in the superfamily Vermetoidea.[3]

Helicostoa sinensis is only found in China,[4] more specifically in the Yangtze River.[3]

This freshwater snail lives attached or bonded to blocks of limestone.[4]


  1. ^ (in French) Pruvot-Fol A. (1937). "Etude d'un prosobranche d'eau douce: Helicostoa sinensis Lamy". Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 62: 250-257.
  2. ^ a b (in French) Lamy E. (1926). "Sur une coquille enigmatique". Journal de Conchyliologie 70: 51-56. drawing.
  3. ^ a b c d Bouchet, Philippe; Rocroi, Jean-Pierre; Frýda, Jiri; Hausdorf, Bernard; Ponder, Winston; Valdés, Ángel & Warén, Anders (2005). "Classification and nomenclator of gastropod families". Malacologia. Hackenheim, Germany: ConchBooks. 47 (1-2): 1–397. ISBN 3-925919-72-4. ISSN 0076-2997. 
  4. ^ a b c Strong E. E., Gargominy O., Ponder W. F. & Bouchet P. (2008). "Global Diversity of Gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in Freshwater". Hydrobiologia 595: 149-166. hdl:10088/7390 doi:10.1007/s10750-007-9012-6.