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First records of Viviparus acerosus (Bourguignat, 1862) (Gastropoda: Viviparidae) from the Czech Republic outside its native range
 
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Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
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Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
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Department of Comparative Anatomy, Institute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University
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Luboš Beran   

Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, Regional Office Kokořínsko – Máchův kraj Protected Landscape Area Administration, Česká 149, CZ-27601 Mělnik, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2019-07-31
Final revision date: 2019-08-06
Acceptance date: 2019-08-07
Publication date: 2019-09-14
 
Folia Malacol. 2019;27(3):223–229
 
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Three native species of the Viviparidae are known in the Czech Republic, namely Viviparus acerosus, V. contectus and V. viviparus. The native range of V. acerosus includes the Danube and probably Dnieper and Dvina river basins. In the Czech Republic it inhabits slowly flowing rivers and canals in the floodplain of the Dyje and Morava rivers in South Moravia (Danube River basin). Recently, this species was found outside its native range in four sites in Bohemia (Labe River basin) and in one site in Silesia (Odra River basin). The species identity of the abundant population from the Švihov dam reservoir (Labe River basin) was verified using COI sequences. These finds represent the first records of the species in the Labe and Odra river basins. The possible origin of these populations is discussed.
 
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