Lymnaea cailliaudi

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Lymnaea cailliaudi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Lymnaeoidea
Family: Lymnaeidae
Subfamily: Lymnaeinae
Genus: Lymnaea
Species: L. cailliaudi
Binomial name
Lymnaea cailliaudi

Lymnaea cailliaudi is a species of freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Lymnaeidae.


Lymnaea cailliaudi lives in east Africa.[1]

In Egypt it has been detected in water bodies of the Nile Delta.[1]


Lymnaea cailliaudi prefer clear, slow-running water with low salinity and abundant vegetation.[1]

Life cycle[edit]

The snail population is low in the summer months due to high temperatures, and increases gradually to reach its maximum in spring when the temperature is mild and vegetation flourishes.[1]


Lymnaea cailliaudi has been found to be an intermediate host of both Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica.[1] Overall, rates of snail infection vary between 10% and 40%.[1] The highest infection rate was found to be in summer and this may be a factor responsible for lowering snail density in this season.[1]


This article incorporates CC-BY-3.0 text from the reference.[1]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Soliman M. F. M. (2008). "Epidemiological review of human and animal fascioliasis in Egypt". The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries 2(3): 182-189. abstract. PDF