List of non-marine molluscs of the Gambier Islands

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The non-marine molluscs of the Gambier Islands are a part of the molluscan fauna of French Polynesia.

Introduction[edit]

There are ___ [clarification needed] species of molluscs living in the wild in the Gambier Islands area. There are a total of ___ species of gastropods, which breaks down to ___ species of freshwater gastropods, and ___ species of land gastropods in ___ genera, plus ___ species of bivalves living in the wild.

There is a high degree of endemism of these species. The gastropod fauna has been affected by severe alterations to the natural environment of the Gambier Islands.[1]

Freshwater gastropods[edit]

Land gastropods[edit]

Freshwater bivalvia[edit]

The status of non-marine bivalves in this area is currently unknown.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bouchet P. & Abdou A. (2001). "Recent Extinct Land Snails (Euconulidae) from the Gambier Islands with Remarkable Apertural Barriers". Pacific Science 55(2): 121-127. doi:10.1353/psc.2001.0011.
  2. ^ a b Bouchet P. & Abdou A. (2003). "Endemic land snails from the Pacific islands and the museum record: documenting and dating the extinction of the terrestrial Assimineidae of the Gambier Islands". Journal of Molluscan Studies 69(3): 165-170. doi:10.1093/mollus/69.3.165.

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