Radix rubiginosa

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Radix rubiginosa
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Radix rubiginosa
from Banyumas, Java, Indonesia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Lymnaeoidea
Family: Lymnaeidae
Subfamily: Lymnaeinae
Genus: Radix
Species: R. rubiginosa
Binomial name
Radix rubiginosa
(Michelin, 1831)
  • Lymnaea rubiginosa Michelin, 1831
  • Lymnaea auricularia rubiginosa
  • Radix auricularia rubiginosa

Radix rubiginosa is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod in the family Lymnaeidae, the pond snails.

This species is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Radix auricularia.


This species occurs in its native range in:

  • Indo-China
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam - it was firstly identified in Vietnam in 2013 in southern Vietnam.[1]

It occurs as an introduced "hothouse alien" in:


The shape of the shell is elongated and cylindrical.[1] The shell has 5 whorls.[1]

The aperture is moderately expanded. The width of the aperture is 4-5 mm. The height of the aperture is 7-11 mm.[1]

The width of the shell is 5-8 mm. The height of the shell is 11-20 mm.[1]


This species inhabits small canals.[1]


Parasites of Radix rubiginosa include:


  1. ^ a b c d e f Dung B. T., Doanh P. N., The D. T., Loan H. T., Losson B. & Caron Y. (2013). "Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Lymnaeid Snails and Their Potential Role in Transmission of Fasciola spp. in Vietnam". Korean Journal of Parasitology 51(6): 657-662. doi:10.3347/kjp.2013.51.6.657.
  2. ^ Chai J.-Y., Shin E.-H., Lee S.-H. & Rim H.-J. (2009). "Foodborne Intestinal Flukes in Southeast Asia". Korean Journal of Parasitology 47(Suppl): S69–S102. doi:10.3347/kjp.2009.47.S.S69.
  3. ^ Robinson M. W. & Dalton J. P. (2009). "Zoonotic helminth infections with particular emphasis on fasciolosis and other trematodiases". Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 364(1530): 2763-2776. doi:10.1098/rstb.2009.0089.
  4. ^ Toguebaye B. S.,Quilichini Y., Diagne P. M. & Marchand B. (2014). "Ultrastructure and development of Nosema podocotyloidis n. sp. (Microsporidia), a hyperparasite of Podocotyloides magnatestis (Trematoda), a parasite of Parapristipoma octolineatum (Teleostei)". Parasite 21: 44. doi:10.1051/parasite/2014044.
  5. ^ Chontananarth T. & Wongsawad C. (2013). "Epidemiology of cercarial stage of trematodes in freshwater snails from Chiang Mai province, Thailand". Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. 3(3): 237-243. doi:10.1016/S2221-1691(13)60058-1.

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