Viviparus viviparus

Family

Viviparidae

Species

Viviparus viviparus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name

River snail, Common river snail

Description

This species will attain a maximum height of 40 mm, with 5-6 whorls. The shell is yellow-green with three distinct brown spiral stripes (that follow the direction of the whorls). The shell of this operculate snail opaque and slightly glossy. The umbilicus (navel) is inconspicuous, occurirng only as a groove or notch. This species is not hermaphroditic, both sexes exist. They are ovoviviparous.

Distribution

North America: Eastern

Europe

Synonyms

  • Helix vivipara Linnaeus, 1758
  • Nerita fasciata Muller, 1774 (part.)
  • Nerita vivipara Muller, 1774 (part.)
  • Cyclostoma achatinum Draparnaud, 1801
  • Viviparus fluviorum Montfort, 1810
  • Cyclostoma achatinum Lamarck, 1812
  • Viviparus vulgaris Gray,1850
  • Paludina duboisiana Mousson, 1863
  • Vivipara subfasciata Bourguignat, 1870
  • Vivipara subfasciata var. sequanica Bourguignat, 1870
  • Paludina okaensis Clessin, 1875
  • Vivipara forbesi Bourguignat, 1880
  • Vivipara nevilli Bourguignat, 1880
  • Vivipara imperialis Bourguignat, 1884
  • Vivipara penthica var. albisiana Servain, 1884
  • Vivipara bourguignati Servain, 1884
  • Vivipara paeteliana Servain, 1884
  • Vivipara penthica Servain, 1884
  • Vivipara strongyla Servain, 1884
  • Paludina duboisiana var. concis Westerlund, 1886
  • Paludina penthica var. porphyrea Westerlund, 1886


References

Anderson 2005; Jakubik 2006; Kantor et al. 2009

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