Wattebledia

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Wattebledia
Wattebledia crosseana shell.png
Apertural view of the shell of Wattebledia crosseana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked):clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Bithyniidae
Genus:Wattebledia
Crosse, 1886 [1]

Wattebledia is a genus of freshwater snails with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Freshwater snail

Freshwater snails are gastropod mollusks which live in freshwater. There are many different families. They are found throughout the world in various habitats, ranging from ephemeral pools to the largest lakes, and from small seeps and springs to major rivers. The great majority of freshwater gastropods have a shell, with very few exceptions. Some groups of snails that live in freshwater respire using gills, whereas other groups need to reach the surface to breathe air. In addition, some are amphibious and have both gills and a lung. Most feed on algae, but many are detritivors and some are filter feeders.

Gill respiratory organ

A gill is a respiratory organ found in many aquatic organisms that extracts dissolved oxygen from water and excretes carbon dioxide. The gills of some species, such as hermit crabs, have adapted to allow respiration on land provided they are kept moist. The microscopic structure of a gill presents a large surface area to the external environment. Branchia is the zoologists' name for gills.

Contents

The generic name Wattebledia is in honor of French malacologist Gustave-Éduard Joseph Wattebled (1844-1886).

Distribution

The native distribution of this species includes Thailand (3 species). [2]

Species

Species in the genus Wattebledia include:

<i>Wattebledia baschi</i> species of mollusc

Wattebledia baschi is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Wattebledia crosseana</i> species of mollusc

Wattebledia crosseana is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Wattebledia siamensis</i> species of mollusc

Wattebledia siamensis is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

Related Research Articles

Bithyniidae family of molluscs

Bithyniidae is a family of small freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod molluscs in the clade Littorinimorpha.

<i>Bithynia</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

Bithynia is a genus of small freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

Gabbiella is an East African genus of small freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

Stenothyridae family of molluscs

Stenothyridae is a family of small freshwater snails, snails with gills and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Truncatelloidea.

<i>Bithynia siamensis</i> species of mollusc

Bithynia siamensis is a species of a freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Bithynia funiculata</i> species of mollusc

Bithynia funiculata is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

Parafossarulus priscillae is an extinct species of freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

Pseudobithynia pentheri is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Hydrobioides</i> genus of molluscs

Hydrobioides is a genus of a freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Gabbia</i> (gastropod) genus of molluscs

Gabbia is a genus of a freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic prosobranch gastropod mollusks in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Gabbia erawanensis</i> species of mollusc

Gabbia erawanensis is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae.

<i>Bithynia walkeri</i> species of mollusc

Bithynia walkeri is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae. It is only known from two artificial reservoirs in Suphan Buri Province.

<i>Bithynia pygmaea</i> species of mollusc

Bithynia pygmaea is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Bithyniidae. It may be threatened by damming of Mekong and water pollution from industrialisation.

<i>Nassodonta</i> genus of Gastropoda

Nassodonta is a genus of brackish water snails, gastropod mollusks in the family Nassariidae. Nassodonta insignis is the type species of the genus Nassodonta.

References

  1. Crosse H. (1886). J. Conchyliol.34: 79.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Kulsantiwong J., Prasopdee S., Ruangsittichai J., Ruangjirachuporn W., Boonmars T., Viyanant V., Pierossi P., Hebert P. D. N. & Tesana S. (2013). "DNA Barcode Identification of Freshwater Snails in the Family Bithyniidae from Thailand". PLoS ONE 8(11): e79144. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0079144.