Valvata sincera

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Mossy valvata
Valvata sincera shell lateral.jpg
Apertural view of a shell of Valvata sincera
Valvata sincera shell basal.jpg
Basal view of a shell of Valvata sincera
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V. sincera
Binomial name
Valvata sincera
Say, 1824
Subspecies

V. s. sincera – Ribbed Valve Snail
V. s. helicoidea – Northern Valve Snail
V. s. ontariensis – Loosely Coiled Valve Snail[2]

Valvata sincera, common name the mossy valvata is a species of small freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Valvatidae, the valve snails.

Side view of the shell of Valvata sincera

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN 2008, IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 November 2008.
  2. ^ Molluscs, Canadian Bioversity Web Site
  • Turgeon, D.D., et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates of the United States and Canada. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26

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