Anchialine pool snail


Anchialine pool snail
Anchialine pool snail
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha

clade Cycloneritimorpha

Superfamily: Helicinoidea
Family: Neritiliidae
Genus: Neritilia
Species: N. hawaiiensis
Binomial name
Neritilia hawaiiensis
Kay, 1979

The anchialine pool snail, scientific name Neritilia hawaiiensis, is a species living in brackish estuaries and in anchialine pools.[2] These snails have an operculum, and are aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Neritiliidae.

Distribution

This species is endemic to the islands of Hawaii, United States, and lives only in brackish estuaries and in anchialine pools,[2] which are marine pools that have no surface connection with the ocean but that are salty and that fluctuate in level with the tides.

References

  1. ^ Mollusc Specialist Group (1996). Neritilia hawaiiensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 07 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Neritilia hawaiiensis", accessed 19 May 2010.