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  Superfamily Valvatoidea

Family Valvatidae

    Genus Valvata -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Andrussovia
    Genus Borysthenia
    Genus Costovalvata
    Genus Liratina
    Genus Megalovalvata

Taxon Information

The Family Valvatidae 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

  • Valvatidae, "1 Genus, 10 species" [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Valvatidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical; 71 species worldwide, 10 Nearctic species] (Strong et al., 2008).
  • Valvatidae, about 10 species generally distributed in a variety of habitats but usually large lakes [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Valvatidae, (Clench, 1959).
  • Valvatidae, (Baker, 1928).


  • Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead, J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W. Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann, N.V. Whelan & E.E. Strong. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6): 247-282.
  • 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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