Fenouilia is a genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

 of small freshwater snail
Freshwater snail
A freshwater snail is one kind of freshwater mollusc, the other kind being freshwater clams and mussels, i.e. freshwater bivalves. Specifically a freshwater snail is a gastropod that lives in a watery non-marine habitat. The majority of freshwater gastropods have a shell, with very few exceptions....

s with gills and an operculum
Operculum (gastropod)
The operculum, meaning little lid, is a corneous or calcareous anatomical structure which exists in many groups of sea snails and freshwater snails, and also in a few groups of land snails...

, aquatic
Aquatic animal
An aquatic animal is an animal, either vertebrate or invertebrate, which lives in water for most or all of its life. It may breathe air or extract its oxygen from that dissolved in water through specialised organs called gills, or directly through its skin. Natural environments and the animals that...

 gastropod mollusks in the family Pomatiopsidae
Pomatiopsidae is a family of small mainly freshwater snails with gills and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Rissooidea ....



Species within the genus Fenouilia include:
  • Fenouilia kreitneri
    Fenouilia kreitneri
    Fenouilia kreitneri is a species of small freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pomatiopsidae.- Distribution:This species is endemic to Erhai Lake, Yunan Province, China....

    Neumayr, 1880

Further reading

  • Heude P. M. (1890). "Notes sur les mollusques terrestres de la valée du fleuve bleu. Mollusques d'eau douce". Mémoires concernant l'histoire naturelle de l'empire chinois par des pères de la Compagnie de Jésus, Chang-Hai, 125-180, plates 33-42.
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