List of non-marine molluscs of China

The non-marine mollusks of China are a part of the molluscan fauna of China (wildlife of China). A number of species of non-marine mollusks are found in the wild in China.

Location of China

Freshwater gastropodsEdit

Oncomelania hupensis is medically important in China because it can transfer Schistosoma japonicum, which causes schistosomiasis.





Land gastropodsEdit

An unidentified land snail from China









Freshwater bivalvesEdit



  • Corbicula fluminea Found throughout eastern Asia, now an invasive species in waterways throughout Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

See alsoEdit

Lists of molluscs of surrounding countries:


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Further readingEdit

  • (in German) Bachmann O. & Gredler V. (1894). "Zur Conchylienfauna von China. XVIII. Stück.". Annalen des k. k. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums 9: 415–429.
  • Cui Y. D., Liu X. Q. & Wang H. Z. (2008). "Macrozoobenthic community of Fuxian Lake, the deepest lake of southwest China". Limnologica-Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 38(2): 116-125. doi:10.1016/j.limno.2007.10.003.
  • Davis G. M., Guo Y. H., Chen P. L., Yang H. M. & Chen D. J. (1989). "Notes on the Anatomy of a Small Hubendickia (Gastropoda: Pomatiopsidae: Triculinae) from Yunnan, China". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 141: 321-331. JSTOR.
  •   (in German) Gredler V. (1887). "Zur Conchylienfauna von China". Annalen des k. k. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums 2: 283–292. 4 Tables.
  •   (in Latin and French) Heude P. M. (1875–1885). Conchyliologie fluviatile de la province de Nanking et de la Chine centrale. Paris. 10 volumes. another scan - this whole work is about freshwater bivalves of China
  •   (in French) Heude P. M. (1882–1890). Mémoires concernant l'histoire naturelle de l'empire chinois par des pères de la Compagnie de Jésus. Notes sur les Mollusques terrestres de la vallée du Fleuve Bleu. Mision Catholique, Chang-Hai.
    • (1882). 2: 1-88, plates 12-21.
    • (1885). 3: 89-132, plates 22-32.
    • (1890). 4: 125[sic]-188, plates 33-43.
  • Nordsieck H. (2001). "Revision of the system of the Phaedusinae from mainland China with the description of new taxa (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Clausiliidae)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 129: 25-63.
  • Nordsieck H. (2005). "New taxa of Phaedusinae and Garnieriinae from mainland China and Taiwan (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Clausiliidae)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 134: 23-52. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/0003-9284/134/023-052.
  • Nordsieck H. (2007). "New taxa of Phaedusinae and Garnieriinae from southern China (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Clausiliidae)". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 136(2): 217-243, 5 pls. doi:10.1127/arch.moll/0003-9284/136/217-243.
  • (in Chinese) Chen Yuanxiao (2016). 云南陆生贝类 Terrestrial Molluscs in Yunnan. 276 pp. ISBN 9787030482020.