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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Tateidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Genus
Superfamily  Truncatelloidea
Scientific name  Potamopyrgus
Higher classification  Hydrobiidae
Potamopyrgus New Zealand mud snail Wikiwand
Lower classifications  New Zealand mud snail, Potamopyrgus oscitans

New zealand mud snail potamopyrgus antipodarum

Potamopyrgus is a genus of minute freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod molluscs or micromolluscs in the family Tateidae.


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This genus is endemic to New Zealand and south eastern Australia.

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However, one species within this genus, P. antipodarum, has been accidentally introduced in many countries worldwide, especially in Europe and North America, and has become a problematic invasive species.


Species within the genus Potamopyrgus include:

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  • Potamopyrgus acus Haase, 2008
  • Potamopyrgus alexenkoae Anistratenko in Anistratenko & Stadnichenko, 1995
  • Potamopyrgus antipodarum J. E. Gray, 1843 - (syn. Potamopyrgus jenkinsi)
  • Potamopyrgus corolla (Gould) (Type species)
  • Potamopyrgus dawbini Powell, 1955
  • Potamopyrgus doci Haase, 2008
  • Potamopyrgus estuarinus Winterbourn, 1971
  • Potamopyrgus kaitunaparaoa Haase, 2008
  • Potamopyrgus melvilli Hedley, 1916
  • Potamopyrgus oppidanus Haase, 2008
  • Potamopyrgus oscitans Iredale, 1944
  • Potamopyrgus polistchuki Anistratenko, 1991
  • Potamopyrgus pupoides Hutton, 1882
  • Potamopyrgus troglodytes Climo, 1974
  • Species brought into synonymy
    Potamopyrgus AnimalBase Potamopyrgus antipodarum species homepage
  • Potamopyrgus amazonicus Haas, 1949: synonym of Dyris amazonicus (Haas, 1949)
  • Potamopyrgus brevior Ancey, 1905: synonym of Fluviopupa brevior (Ancey, 1905)
  • Potamopyrgus cresswelli Climo, F. M., 1974: synonym of Rakiurapyrgus cresswelli (Climo, 1974)
  • Potamopyrgus gardneri Climo, 1974: synonym of Rakipyrgus gardneri (Climo, 1974)
  • Potamopyrgus jenkinsi E. A. Smith, 1889: synonym of Potamopyrgus antipodarum J.E. Gray, 1843
  • Potamopyrgus manneringi Climo, 1974: synonym of Leptopyrgus manneringi (Climo, 1974)
  • Potamopyrgus ruppiae Hedley, 1912: synonym of Ascorhis victoriae Tenison-Woods, 1878
  • Potamopyrgus subterraneus Suter, 1905: synonym of Tongapyrgus subterraneus (Suter, 1905)

  • Potamopyrgus New Zealand Mud Snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum
    Potamopyrgus Potamopyrgus Discover Life
    Potamopyrgus Potamopyrgus antipodarum fact sheet


    Potamopyrgus Wikipedia

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