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Ancylus fluviatilis

Conservation status
NE[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily: Planorboidea
Family: Planorbidae
Subfamily: Planorbinae
Tribe: Ancylini
Genus: Ancylus
Species: A. fluviatilis
Binomial name
Ancylus fluviatilis
O. F. Müller, 1774[2]

Ancylus fluviatilis is a species of very small, freshwater, air-breathing limpet, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the tribe Ancylini within the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.

Distribution

This species occurs in Europe in the following countries and islands:

Habitat

This freshwater limpet is rheophile, which lives in fast-running waters.

References

Further reading

  • Streit B. (1981). "Food searching and exploitation by a primary consumer (Ancylus fluviatilis) in a stochastic environment: Nonrandom movement pattern". Revue Suisse Zoologie 88: 887-895.

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