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  Superfamily Planorboidea

Family Planorbidae (+ Ancylidae)

    Genus Ferrissia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Gyraulus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Helisoma -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Laevapex -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Planorbella -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Planorbula -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Promenetus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Armiger -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Micromenetus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Rhodacmea -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Amphigyra -- North America.
    Genus Biomphalaria -- North America.
    Genus Drepanotrema -- North America.
    Genus Hebetancylus -- North America.
    Genus Menetus -- North America.
    Genus Neoplanorbis -- North America.
    Genus Pecosorbis -- North America.
    Genus Vorticifex -- North America.
    Genus Ancylus
    Genus Bathyomphalus
    Genus Bulinus
    Genus Glyptophysa
    Genus Hebetoncylus
    Genus Planorbarius
    Genus Planorbis
    Genus Segmentina

Taxon Information

The Family Planorbidae 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

  • Planorbidae, "16 Genera, 52 species" [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Planorbidae, [North America] (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Ancylidae, "Throughout North America" (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Planorbidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 250 species worldwide, 57 Nearctic species] (Strong et al., 2008).
  • Planorbidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Ancylidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Planorbidae, (Clench, 1959).
  • Ancylidae, "found throughout [North America]" (Clench, 1959).


  • 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.
  • 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.

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