Melanoides tuberculatus (O. F. Müller, 1774) (Orthogastropoda: Thiaridae), a gastropod species new for the fauna of Poland

Andrzej Piechocki

Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, University of Szczecin, Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland

Brygida Wawrzyniak - Wydrowska, e-mail: wydra@univ.szczecin.pl

Department of Palaeoceanology, University of Szczecin, Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland

Bogusław Zdanowski, e-mail: bzdanowski@infish.com.pl

S. Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute, Oczapowskiego 10, 10-957 Olsztyn, Poland
Abstract

Melanoides tuberculatus (O.F. Müll.), a gastropod species new for the fauna of Poland, was found in discharge canals of the Pątnów and Konin power stations, situated in the Kujawy Lake District (Central Poland). The exotic gastropod, known in Europe mainly from aquaria and conservatory ponds, is the sixth invasive mollusc species recorded from heated waters of the Kujawy Lake District. The following alien mollusc species had been earlier identified in the area: bivalves Anodonta woodiana (Lea) and Dreissena polymorpha (Pall.), snails Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray), Menetus dilatatus (Gould), and Ferrissia wautieri (Mirolli).

Key words
freshwater snails; Melanoides tuberculatus; introduced species; Poland
Folia Malacologica (2003) 11: 39-41
First published on-line: 2003-06-10 00:00:00
http://dx.doi.org/10.12657/folmal.011.004
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