List of non-marine molluscs of El Hatillo Municipality, Miranda, Venezuela

List of non-marine molluscs of El Hatillo Municipality, Miranda, Venezuela
The urban area: El Hatillo Town
The rural area of La Mata

This list of non-marine molluscs of El Hatillo Municipality, Miranda, Venezuela shows that El Hatillo Municipality has a rich mollusk fauna. The municipality is land-locked therefore there are no saltwater mollusks. This list includes only terrestrial gastropods, in other words land slugs and land snails; whether there are any freshwater species of snails and clams is not yet recorded. The non-marine mollusk fauna contains 38 species that have been reported in the specialized literature and by observation in the territories of the municipality.

El Hatillo Municipality consists of urban and rural areas:

  • The urban areas are: El Hatillo town, El Calvario, La Lagunita, Alto Hatillo La Boyera, Las Marías, Oripoto, Los Pomelos, Los Naranjos, Los Geranios, La Cabaña, Cerro Verde, Llano Verde, Colinas, Vista El Valle, and Los Olivos y El Cigarral.
  • The rural areas are: La Unión, Corralito, Turgua, La Hoyadita, Sabaneta, La Mata, Caicaguana, and Los Naranjos y Altos de Halcón.

Contents

Gastropods

Family Helicinidae

Family Ampullariidae

  • genus Marisa
  • genus Pomacea
    • Pomacea glauca Linnaeus, 1856
    • Pomacea bridgesii (Reeve, 1856) - introduced
    • Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1819) - introduced
    • Pomacea haustrum (Revee, 1856) - introduced

Family Neocyclotidae

  • genus Poteria
    • Poteria fasciatum (Kobelt & Schwanheim, 1912)
    • Poteria translucida (Sowerby 1843)

Family Pachychilidae

  • genus Pachychilus
    • Pachychilus laevisimus (Sowerby, 1824)

Family Thiaridae

  • genus Tarebia
    • Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822) - introduced
  • genus Melanoides
    • Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774) - introduced
    • Melanoides sp. - introduced

Family Lymnaeaidae

  • genus Lymnaea
    • Lymnaea columellaris Say, 1817
    • Lymnaea cubensis Pfeifer, 1839

Family Planorbidae

  • genus Helisoma
    • Helisoma duryi (Wetherby, 1989) - introduced
  • genus Taphius
    • Taphius glabratus (Say, 1818)

Family Physidae

  • genus Aplexa
    • Aplexa rivalis (Maton & Rackett, 1807)

Family Achatinidae

Family Arionidae

  • genus Arion
    • Arion subfuscus (Draparnaud)

Family Orthalicidae

  • genus Eudolichotis
    • Eudolichotis distorta (Bruguiére, 1789)
    • Eudolichotis euryomphala (Jonas, 1844)
  • genus Plekocheilus
    • Plekocheilus marmoratus (Dunker, 1844)
  • genus Orthalicus

Family Camaenidae

  • genus Labyrinthus
    • Labyrinthus plicatus (Born, 1780)
    • Labyrinthus umbrus Thompson, 1957

Family Helicidae

  • genus Helix
    • Cepaea hortensis (Müller, 1774) - introduced
    • Cepaea nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) - introduced
    • Helix aspersa Müller, 1799 - introduced
    • Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758 - introduced

Family Agriolimacidae

Family Strophocheilidae

Family Subulinidae

  • genus Lamellaxis
    • Lamellaxis micra (D'Orbigny, 1842)
  • genus Leptinaria
    • Leptinaria lamellata (Potiez & Michaud, 1838)
    • Leptinaria unilamellata (D'Orbigny, 1842)
  • genus Subulina

Family Succineidae

Family Veronicellidae

Molluscs gallery of El Hatillo Municipality

References

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Cartographies References

  • BLANCO D, A. y FUENTES, R. S/F. “El Hatillo destino ecoturístico para observadores de aves”. IATURH. Caracas - Venezuela
  • REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA. 1964: “Caracas”. Dirección de Cartografía Nacional. Hoja 6847. Escala 1: 100000.

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