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Assiminea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Assimineidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Genus
Superfamily  Rissooidea
Scientific name  Assiminea
Higher classification  Assimineidae
Assiminea Assiminea succinea L Pfeiffer 1840 Atlantic Assiminea
Lower classifications  Assiminea grayana, Assiminea pecos, Badwater snail, Assiminea vulgaris, Assiminea palauensis

Assiminea is a genus of minute, salt-tolerant snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks, or micromollusks, in the family Assimineidae.

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Distribution and habitat

Assiminea Assiminea Assiminea grayana

These snails can be found worldwide. They live usually in brackish water and salt marshes of tropical and temperate regions, at beaches, in water and at land.

Description

Assiminea Assiminea Assiminea grayana

These are very small to medium large snails, between 2 and 13 mm). Some adults do not exceed a size of 3 mm. The shape of the thin shells is somewhat ovately conical. The margin of the aperture is simple. The operculum is in most cases horny. The eyes are at the end of short, stout stalks. They feed on vegetable detritus and small algae. They lay their eggs in the mud, and hatch as free-swimming larvae.

Species

Assiminea Assiminea brevicula

According to the World Register of Marine Species, the following species with valid names are included within the genus Assiminea :

Assiminea BOLD Systems Taxonomy Browser Assiminea brevicula species
  • Assiminea aurifera Preston, 1912
  • Assiminea avilai van Aartsen, 2008
  • Assiminea bella Kuroda, 1958
  • Assiminea brevicula (Pfeiffer, 1854)
  • Assiminea californica (Tryon, 1865): California assiminea
  • Assiminea compacta (Carpenter, 1864)
  • Assiminea cornea (Leith, 1853)
  • Assiminea dubiosa (C.B. Adams, 1852)
  • Assiminea estuarina Habe, 1946
  • Assiminea geayi Lamy, 1910
  • Assiminea gittenbergeri van Aartsen, 2008
  • Assiminea glaubrechti van Aartsen, 2008
  • Assiminea globulus Connoly, 1939
  • Assiminea grayana Fleming, 1828
  • Assiminea hessei O. Boettger, 1887
  • Assiminea hiradoensis Habe, 1942
  • Assiminea infima Berry, 1947 (badwater snail)
  • Assiminea japonica Martens, 1877
  • Assiminea littorina (Delle Chiaje, 1828) sensu Philippi, 1841
  • Assiminea lugubris Turton, 1932
  • Assiminea lutea (A. Adams, 1861)
  • Assiminea mesopotamica Glöer, Naser & Yasser, 2007
  • Assiminea moroccoensis Rolán, 2013
  • Assiminea nitida (Pease, 1865): this species belongs to the genus Paludinella as has been demonstrated by Thiele (1927, p. 128), because of a different dentition and an open umbilicus
  • Assiminea occulta Rolán, 2013
  • Assiminea ovata (Krauss, 1848)
  • Assiminea palauensis Thiele, 1927
  • Assiminea parasitologica Kuroda, 1958
  • Assiminea pecos Taylor, 1987 (pecos assiminea)
  • Assiminea possietica Golikov & Kussakin in Golikov & Scarlato, 1967
  • Assiminea principensis Rolán, 2013
  • Assiminea relata Cotton, 1942
  • Assiminea rolani van Aartsen, 2008
  • Assiminea saotomensis Rolán, 2013
  • Assiminea senegalensis Rolán, 2013
  • Assiminea succinea (Pfeiffer, 1840) : Atlantic assiminea
  • Assiminea theobaldiana Nevill, 1880
  • Assiminea translucens (Carpenter, 1864)
  • Assiminea vulgaris (Webster, 1905)
  • Assiminea waitemata Laws, 1950
  • Assiminea zubairensis Glöer & Naser, 2013
  • The Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database also includes the following species with names in current use :

  • Assiminea interrupta Dautzenberg & Fischer, 1905
  • Assiminea septentrionalis Habe, 1942
  • The database ITIS also mentions the following species :

  • Assiminea auberiana Orbigny, 1842
  • Species brought into synonymy
    Assiminea Taxon Pages Malay Peninsular Terrestrial Molluscs
  • Assiminea affinis Böttger, 1887: synonym of Taiwanassiminea affinis (Böttger, 1887)
  • Assiminea affinis Mousson, 1874: synonym of Cryptassiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • Assiminea angustata Pilsbry, 1901: synonym of Ansola angustata (Pilsbry, 1901)
  • Assiminea australis Petterd, 1889: synonym of Cryptassiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • Assiminea australis Thiele, 1927: synonym of Assiminea brevicula (Pfeiffer, 1855)
  • Assiminea bedaliensis Rensch, 1934: synonym of Taiwanassiminea bedaliensis (Rensch, 1934)
  • Assiminea bicincta Petterd, 1889: synonym of Cryptassiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • Assiminea bifasciata Nevill, 1880: synonym of Assiminea ovata (Krauss, 1848)
  • Assiminea buccinoides (Quoy and Gaimard, 1834): synonym of Cryptassiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • Assiminea capensis Bartsch, 1915: synonym of Assiminea ovata (Krauss, 1848)
  • Assiminea castanea Westerlund, 1883: synonym of Angustassiminea castanea (Westerlund, 1883)
  • Assiminea creutzbergi De Jong & Coomans, 1988: synonym of Barleeia creutzbergi (De Jong & Coomans, 1988)
  • Assiminea gerhardtae De Jong & Coomans, 1988: synonym of Caelatura gerhardtae (De Jong & Coomans, 1988)
  • Assiminea hayasii Habe, 1942: synonym of Taiwanassiminea hayasii (Habe, 1942)
  • Assiminea lentula van Benthem Jutting, 1963: synonym of Taiwanassiminea lentula (van Benthem Jutting, 1963)
  • Assiminea pagodella Hedley, 1903: synonym of Ascorhis victoriae (Tenison-Woods, 1878)
  • Assiminea queenslandica Thiele, 1927: synonym of Taiwanassiminea affinis (Böttger, 1887)
  • Assiminea recta Mousson, 1874: synonym of Peringia ulvae (Pennant, 1777)
  • Assiminea riparia van Benthem Jutting, 1963: synonym of Taiwanassiminea riparia (van Benthem Jutting, 1963)
  • Assiminea sororcula van Benthem Jutting, 1963: synonym of Taiwanassiminea sororcula (van Benthem Jutting, 1963)
  • Assiminea tasmanica Tenison-Woods, 1876: synonym of Cryptassiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
  • References

    Assiminea Wikipedia


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