List of non-marine molluscs of Metropolitan France

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This article is about the non-marine molluscs fauna of Metropolitan France. For the non-marine molluscs in the French Overseas territories, see : List of non-marine molluscs of French Guiana, List of non-marine molluscs of French Polynesia, List of non-marine molluscs of Martinique, List of non-marine molluscs of Réunion, List of non-marine molluscs of Guadeloupe and List of non-marine molluscs of Mayotte.

Location of France

The non-marine molluscs of France are a part of the molluscan fauna of Metropolitan France (including Corsica).

There are 695 species of non-marine molluscs living in the wild in continental France.[1]

Summary table of number of species:
Numbers of molluscs by habitat Number of species
Freshwater gastropods ??
Land gastropods ??
Total number of non-marine gastropods ??
Freshwater bivalves ??
Total number of non-marine molluscs 695 in continental France[1]

Freshwater gastropods[edit]





Land gastropods[edit]








Freshwater bivalves[edit]


Hothouse aliens[edit]

"Hothouse aliens" in France include:

See also[edit]

Lists of molluscs of surrounding countries:


  1. ^ a b Gargominy O., Prié V., Bichain J.-M., Cucherat X. & Fontaine B. (2011). "Liste de référence annotée des mollusques continentaux de France". MalaCo 7: 307-382. PDF Archived 12 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Fontaine B., Bouchet P., Van Achterberg K., Alonso-Zarazaga M. A., Araujo R. et al. (2007). "The European union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus." Biological Conservation 139: 167-185. Table 2 on the page 173. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.012. PDF.
  3. ^ Falkner G., Ripken T. E. J. & Falkner M. (2002). Mollusques Continentaux de la France: Liste de Reference Annotee et Bibliographie. Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.
  4. ^ Mouthon J. (2007). "Lithoglyphus naticoides (Pfeiffer) (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia): distribution in France, population dynamics and life cycle in the Saône river at Lyon (France)". Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim. 43(1): 53-59. doi:10.1051/limn/2007027
  5. ^ Prie V. (2010). "Spiralix rayi". In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 8 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b (in French) Girardi H., Bichain J. M. & Wienin M. (2002) "Description de deux nouvelles espèces de Bythinella (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Hydrobiidae) de l’exsurgence de Castelbouc (Lozère, France)". Documents Malacologiques 3: 43-54. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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