List of non-marine molluscs of Trinidad and Tobago

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The non-marine molluscs of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago (which comprises two West Indian islands) are a part of the molluscan fauna of Trinidad and Tobago, part of the Natural history of Trinidad and Tobago.

Starting in the 1860s, the terrestrial and freshwater molluscs of Trinidad and Tobago have been fairly well studied. Thomas Bland published the first paper mentioning terrestrial molluscs in 1861.[1] Robert John Lechmere Guppy discovered and identified many more species from 1864 onwards, and along with Edgar Albert Smith was responsible for the earliest comprehensive species lists. The list here includes all the non-marine mollusks found in Trinidad and Tobago`s ecosystem including native, introduced and invasive species alike.

Freshwater gastropods[edit]

Freshwater gastropods include:

Ampullariidae

Ancylidae

Hydrobiidae

Physidae

Planorbidae

Thiaridae

Land gastropods[edit]

Land gastropods include:

Helicinidae

Neocyclotidae

Diplommatinidae

Pomatiidae

Truncatellidae

Veronicellidae

Subulinidae

Ferussaciidae

Streptaxidae

Succineidae

Vertiginidae

Orthalicidae

Urocoptidae

Scolodontidae

Gastrodontidae

Philomycidae

Euconulidae

Helicarionidae

Strophocheilidae

Helicodiscidae

Xanthonychidae

Thysanophoridae

Freshwater bivalves[edit]

Freshwater bivalves include:

Mycetopodidae

Sphaeriidae (=Pisidiidae)

See also[edit]

Lists of non-marine molluscs of nearby countries and islands:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bland T. (1861). On the Geographical Distribution of the Genera and Species of Land Shells of the West India Islands with a Catalogue of the species of each island. The Annals of The Lyceum of Natural History, New York. Vol. VII.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an Smith E.A. (1896) A List of the Land and Freshwater Mollusca of Trinidad. Journal of Conchlogy 8:231-251.
  3. ^ a b c Geijkes, D.C. & Pain, T. (1957): Suriname freshwater snail of the genus Pomacea. Studies on the Fauna of Suriname and others Guyanas, 1(3):41-48 pt.IX-X.
  4. ^ a b c d e Bass D. (2003) A Survey of Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Tobago. The Living World Journal 2003:64-68.
  5. ^ Bacon P.R. (1978) Notes on some freshwater molluscs from Nariva Swamp, Trinidad. The Living World Journal 1978:14-15.
  6. ^ a b c d Haas F. (1960) Caribbean Land Molluscs: Vertiginidae. Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands. 10:1-17.
  7. ^ Mohammed R.S., Nieweg D.C., Rostant W.G. and Badal P (2008) Collections of Freshwater mussel shells of Anodontites sp. and Mycetopoda sp. in rivers of south-central Trinidad, West Indies. The Living World Journal 2008:76-77.
  8. ^ Guppy R. J. L. (1867). "Description of a new freshwater bivalve found in Trinidad" Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3)19(111): 160-161.