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Potamopyrgus antipodarum   (Gray, 1853)

New Zealand mudsnail
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Littorinimorpha | Hydrobiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 4 - 45 m (Ref. 115293).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Pacific and Northeast Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is a surface detritivore (Ref. 95728). Deposit feeder, ingesting sediment particles (Ref. 115292). Abundant herbivores of freshwater littoral zones (Ref. 115285), feeding on microalgae. Omnivorous (Ref. 115284).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Healy, B. 1997. (Ref. 2779)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 22 July 2011

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown