Megalovalvata baicalensis

Megalovalvata baicalensis is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Valvatidae, the valve snails.

Megalovalvata baicalensis
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M. baicalensis
Binomial name
Megalovalvata baicalensis
Synonyms[3]

Paludina baicalensis Gerstfeldt, 1859
Valvata grubii W. Dybowski, 1875[2]

DistributionEdit

This species occurs in lake Baikal in depths from 3 to 50 m, and in the Angara River in Russia.[3]

The type locality is Lake Baikal ("Baikalsee").[3]

HabitatEdit

This snail lives in freshwater habitats.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gerstfeldt G. (1859). "Ueber Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken Sibiriens und Amur-Gebietes". Mémoires des Savants étrangers 9: 507-548. page 510, plate 9, figs 8-10.
  2. ^ Dybowski W. (1875). "Die Gastropoden-Fauna des Baikal-Sees, anatomisch und systematisch bearbeitet". Mémories de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg 22(8): 73 pp.
  3. ^ a b c Kantor Yu I., Vinarski M. V., Schileyko A. A. & Sysoev A. V. (published online on March 2, 2010). "Catalogue of the continental mollusks of Russia and adjacent territories". Version 2.3.1.

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