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Anisus spirorbis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Planorboidea
Subfamily  Planorbinae
Scientific name  Anisus spirorbis
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Planorbidae
Tribe  Planorbini
Phylum  Mollusca
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Similar  Anisus, Segmentina nitida, Gyraulus crista, Bathyomphalus contortus, Anisus vortex

Anisus spirorbis is a species of small freshwater air-breathing snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails.

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Taxonomy

Anisus spirorbis may be a broad-whorled morphotype of Anisus leucostoma.

Distribution

Europe to Siberia.

This species occurs in countries that include:

  • Czech Republic - vulnerable (VU)
  • Slovakia
  • Germany - high endangered (Stark gefährdet)
  • Poland
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Uzbekistan
  • Description

    The shell is 1 to 1.5 mm high and measures 4 to 5.5 mm in diameter. It has approximately 4.5 whorls. The mouth is oblique to the axis of the coil. The whorls are increase relatively rapidly (in relation to other Anisus species). The shell is yellowish horn coloured and bears thin growth strips. The body of the animal is grey-brownish black with lighter colored tentacles.

    Ecology

    Parasites:

  • This species serves as first intermediate host for Prosthogonimus ovatus
  • Dendritobilharzia loossi - Anisus spirorbis is an intermediate host.
  • References

    Anisus spirorbis Wikipedia


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