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Amnicola limosus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily:
Rissooidea
Family:
Amnicolidae
Subfamily:
Amnicolinae
Genus:
Amnicola
Species:
A. limosus
Binomial name
Amnicola limosus
(Say, 1817)
Synonyms
  • Paludina limosa Say, 1817
  • Amnicola limosa Say, 1817
  • Lagochilus studeri Suter, 1896
  • Paludina porata Say, 1821

Amnicola limosus, common name the mud amnicola, is a species of very small aquatic snail, an operculate gastropod mollusk in the family Hydrobiidae.

Distribution

This species is distributed in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and along the Gulf of Maine. Amnicola limosus limosus has been found in Utah.

The type locality is Delaware River and Schuylkill River.

Description

Parasites

Amnicola limosus is the first intermediate host for the trematode Metorchis conjunctus.

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