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Bithynia leachii (Sheppard, 1823)

Synonym
  • Turbo leachii Sheppard, 1823
  • Emmericia lottii De Stefani, 1877
Vernacular Name
Leach's Bithynia
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
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Detail
It is a Palearctic species found in North Africa and Europe to East Siberia. This species requires clean, calcium-rich water, which is slow-running and thickly weeded. Parasites of Bithynia leachii include: Prosthogonimidae: Bithynia leachii can act as first intermediate host for Prosthogonimus ovatus. Opisthorchiidae: Bithynia leachii serves as the first intermediate host for Opisthorchis felineus.
Book reference
  • Гураль Р.І., Гураль-Сверлова Н.В. Каталог прісноводних молюсків України [Електронний ресурс]. – 2018. – 317с.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Mollusca
Mollusca_unranked_taxon
Gastropoda
Littorinimorpha
Bithyniidae