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  Family Lymnaeidae

Genus Galba (+ Bakerilymnaea, + Fossaria)

    Species G. dalli -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. exigua -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. modicella -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. obrussa -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. parva -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. peninsulae -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. bulimoides -- midwestern North America.
    Species G. cyclostoma -- midwestern North America.
    Species G. galbana -- midwestern North America.
    Species G. rustica -- midwestern North America.
    Species G. tazewelliana -- midwestern North America.
    Species G. alberta -- North America.
    Species G. cockerelli -- North America.
    Species G. cubensis -- North America.
    Species G. humilis -- North America.
    Species G. perplexa -- North America.
    Species G. perpolita -- North America.
    Species G. sonomaensis -- North America.
    Species G. techella -- North America.
    Species G. truncatula -- North America.
    Species G. vancouverensis -- North America.
    Species G. decampi
    Species G. ferruginea
    Species G. hendersoni

Taxon Information

The Genus Galba 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

  • Galba, [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Galba, [North America] (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Fossaria, about 23 species, several very common and widespread [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Fossaria, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Lymnaea (Galba), "Widely distributed throughout most of [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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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