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  Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Bithyniidae (+ Bulimidae)

    Genus Bithynia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Alocinna
    Genus Boreoelona
    Genus Congodoma
    Genus Digoniostoma
    Genus Funduella
    Genus Gabbia
    Genus Gabbiella
    Genus Hydrobioides
    Genus Incertihydrobia
    Genus Jubaia
    Genus Limnitesta
    Genus Myosorella
    Genus Neumayria
    Genus Parafossarulus
    Genus Pseudobithynia
    Genus Pseudovivipara
    Genus Sierraia
    Genus Tylopoma
    Genus Wattebledia

Taxon Information

The Family Bithyniidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Bithyniidae, [North America] (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Bithyniidae, [Palearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 130 species worldwide] (Strong et al., 2008).
  • Bithyniidae, 1 introduced species, widespread in St. Lawrence River system and adjacent drainages connected by canals [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Bulimidae, "Widely distributed over much of [North America]" (Clench, 1959).
  • Buliminae, [Wisconsin] (Baker, 1928).


  • Brown, K.M. & C. Lydeard. 2010. Mollusca: Gastropoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 277-307.
  • Strong, E.E., O. Gargominy, W.F. Ponder & P. Bouchet. 2008. Global diversity of gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 149-166. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.
  • Baker, F.C. 1928. The fresh water Mollusca of Wisconsin. Part I. Gastropoda. Bulletin of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey 70(1): i-xx, 1-507.

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