Freshwater snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of Bulgaria: an updated annotated checklist
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Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
National Museun of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Submission date: 2013-04-15
Final revision date: 2013-07-30
Acceptance date: 2013-08-14
Publication date: 2013-11-21
Folia Malacol. 2013;21(4):237-263
The list of freshwater gastropods of Bulgaria, with data on their distribution, ecology and conservation status, was based on a critical overview of all available sources and unpublished materials. The total number of freshwater snail species hitherto recorded from Bulgaria is 120. Three species are regarded as extinct, two species were found only as subfossil remains. The most diverse families are Hydrobiidae (67 species), Planorbidae (15), and Lymnaeidae (11). The remaining families are represented by 1 to 4 species. Zoogeographical, ecological and conservation data are discussed.
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