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Amnicola walkeri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Rissooidea
Subfamily  Amnicolinae
Scientific name  Amnicola walkeri
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Amnicolidae
Genus  Amnicola
Higher classification  Amnicola
Similar  Amnicola, Molluscs, Gastropods, Valvata sincera, Valvata

Amnicola walkeri, common name Canadian duskysnail, is a species of freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Amnicolidae.

Contents

The name is in honor of Mr. Bryant Walker.

Shell description

The shell is thin, narrowly umbilicate, conic, shaped like Lyogyrus brownii Carpenter. The color of the shell is slightly yellowish corneous. The shell is thin, smooth, with faint growth-lines. The shell has 4 whorls that are very convex and separated by deeply constricting sutures. The last whorl is rounded below. The apex is obtuse.

The aperture is oblique, rather small, mainly basal, a little longer than wide, but nearly circular. The inner margin is a trifle straightened above. The peristome is continuous, in contact with the preceding whorl for an extremely short distance above. Operculum is amnicoloid.

The width of the shell is 2-2.125 mm. The height of the shell is 2.33–3 mm. The width of aperture is 1-1.125 mm. The height of aperture is 1.08-1.25 mm.

Anatomy

The radula is amnicoloid.

Distribution

Type locality is Lake Michigan at High Island Harbor, Beaver Island, at 10 meters depth.

Other localities include: Reed's Lake, Grand Rapids, Michigan; River Rouge, Wayne County, Michigan.

References

Amnicola walkeri Wikipedia


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