Notes on the current and past freshwater snail fauna of Jordan

Zuhair Amr1*, Hussain Nasarat2 & Eike Neubert3
1,2 Department of Biology, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Ir-bid, Jordan, 3 Naturhistorisches Museum der Bürgergemeinde Bern, Bern, Switzerland
 
Abstract: Past and current distribution of the freshwater snils of Jordan is given. The freshwater snail fauna of Jordan belongs to two subclasses of the class Gas-tropoda (Prosobranchia and Pulmonata). Prosobranchians includes seven families (Bithyniidae, Cochliopidae, Neritidae, Hydrobiidae, Melanopsidae, Neritidae, Thiaridae and Valvatidae) with ten genera (Bithynia, Globuliana, Heleobia, Melanoides, Melanopsis, Plotia, Pseudamnicola, Pyrgophorus, Theodoxus and Valvata) representing 16 species. Pulmonates are represented by three families (Lymnaeidae, Physidae and Planorbidae) within six genera (Bulinus, Haitia, Galba, Gyraulus, Lymnaea andPlanorbis) and six species.
 
Key words: Prosobranchia , Pulmonata, Jordan, Invasive species.

Jordan Journal of Natural History, 1, (2014), 83-115.

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