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Aplexa hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Synonym
  • Bulla hypnorum Linnaeus, 1758
  • Bulimus hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Physa hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vernacular Name
Moss Bladder Snail
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Detail
As is true of all physids, the shell is sinistral, or left-handed. The species inhabits temporary water bodies and occurs in the Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate or possibly the Eurasian Boreo-temperate if East Siberia specimens are correctly identified.It may be Holarctic, again if North American specimens are correctly identified. Distribution: Belgium, British Isles, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Ukraine. This species inhabits very shallow ponds and ditches, usually ones that dry out periodically. This is a surprisingly active and lively snail. Although the animals themselves die when a temporary pond dries out, the eggs are extremely resistant to desiccation.
Book reference
  • Гураль Р.І., Гураль-Сверлова Н.В. Каталог прісноводних молюсків України [Електронний ресурс]. – 2018. – 317с.
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Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Mollusca
Mollusca_unranked_taxon
Gastropoda
Basommatophora
Physidae
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