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  Family Planorbidae

Genus Biomphalaria (+ Australorbis, + Tropicorbis)

    Species B. glabrata -- North America.
    Species B. havanensis -- North America.
    Species B. alexandrina
    Species B. amazonica
    Species B. andecola
    Species B. angulosa
    Species B. barthi
    Species B. camerunensis
    Species B. choanomphala
    Species B. cousini
    Species B. edisoni
    Species B. helophila
    Species B. intermedia
    Species B. kuhniana
    Species B. obstructa
    Species B. occidentalis
    Species B. oligoza
    Species B. orbignyi
    Species B. peregrina
    Species B. pfeifferi
    Species B. prona
    Species B. ruppellii
    Species B. salinarum
    Species B. schrammi
    Species B. smithi
    Species B. stanleyi
    Species B. straminea
    Species B. subprona
    Species B. sudanica
    Species B. tchadiensis
    Species B. temascalensis
    Species B. tenagophila

Taxon Information

The Genus Biomphalaria has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Biomphalaria, [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Biomphalaria, "Florida, Texas, Arizona" (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Biomphalaria, 2 species, introduced into AR, FL, LA, TX (Smith, 2001).
  • Tropicorbis, "Occurs in La. and Tex., and south into Central and South 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.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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