Valvata macrostoma

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Valvata macrostoma
Valvata macrostoma 01.jpg
A shell of Valvata macrostoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
informal group Lower Heterobranchia
Superfamily: Valvatoidea
Family: Valvatidae
Genus: Valvata
Subgenus: Tropidina
H. & A. Adams, 1854
Species: V. macrostoma
Binomial name
Valvata macrostoma
Mörch, 1864[2]
Drawing: two views of the shell of Valvata macrostoma

Valvata macrostoma is a species of minute freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Valvatidae, the valve snails.


This species occurs in the following countries and islands:


This freshwater snail lives in marshes and very small canals that have a very rich fauna and calcium-rich water.[5]

Myzyk (2004)[6] described life cycle of Valvata macrostoma.


  1. ^ Van Damme D. (2011). "Valvata macrostoma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 17 August 2014.
  2. ^ Mörch O. A. L. (1864). "Fortegnelse over de i Danmark forekommende land- og ferskvandsblöddyr". Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjöbenhavn (2)1863(17-22): 265-367.
  3. ^ a b (in Czech) Horsák M., Juřičková L., Beran L., Čejka T. & Dvořák L. (2010). "Komentovaný seznam měkkýšů zjištěných ve volné přírodě České a Slovenské republiky. [Annotated list of mollusc species recorded outdoors in the Czech and Slovak Republics]". Malacologica Bohemoslovaca, Suppl. 1: 1-37. PDF.
  4. ^ (in German) Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2003). Süsswassermollusken. DJN, pp. 134, page 106, ISBN 3-923376-02-2
  5. ^ Janus, Horst, (1965). The young specialist looks at land and freshwater molluscs. Burke, London.
  6. ^ Myzyk S. (2004). "Life cycle of Valvata macrostoma Mörch, 1864 (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) in the laboratory". Folia Malacologica 12(3): 111-136. PDF.