List of non-marine molluscs of Puerto Rico
The non-marine mollusks of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

are a part of the molluscan fauna of Puerto Rico
Fauna of Puerto Rico
The fauna of Puerto Rico is similar to other island archipelago faunas, with high endemism, and low, skewed taxonomic diversity. Bats are the only extant native terrestrial mammals in Puerto Rico. All other terrestrial mammals in the area were introduced by humans, and include species such as cats,...

. A number of species of non-marine mollusks are found in the wild in Puerto Rico.
Robert James Shuttleworth has described 3 genera and 25 species from Puerto Rico as new in 1854.

Freshwater gastropods

Thiaridae, common name thiarids, is a family of tropical freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the superfamily Cerithioidea....

  • Tarebia granifera
    Tarebia granifera
    Tarebia granifera, common name in the aquarium industry the quilted melania, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae...

    (Lamarck, 1822)

Land gastropods

Succineidae are a family of small to medium-sized, air-breathing, land snails , terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs. They are commonly called amber snails because their thin fragile shells are translucent and amber-colored...

  • Succinea approximans
    Succinea approximans
    Succinea approximans is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Succineidae, the amber snails.- Distribution :...

    Shuttleworth, 1854

The Veronicellidae, common name the leatherleaf slugs, are a terrestrial family of pulmonate slugs.This family has no subfamilies ....

  • Veronicella portoricensis
    Veronicella portoricensis
    Veronicella portoricensis is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Veronicellidae, the leatherleaf slugs.-Distribution:This species occurs in:* Highland rainforests of Puerto Rico...

    (Semper, 1885)

See also

  • List of marine molluscs of Puerto Rico

Lists of molluscs of surrounding countries:

Further reading

  • Grana F. A. (2007). "Nomenclatura de los organismos acuáticos y marinos de Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes. Vol. 6: Moluscos de Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes, parte 5". PDF.
  • Harry H. W. (1964). "The foreign freshwater snails now established in Puerto Rico" (abstract). American Malac. Union. An. Rep. 1964: 4-5.
  • Gundlach J.
    Juan Gundlach
    Juan Cristóbal Gundlach , born Johannes Christoph Gundlach was a Cuban naturalist and taxonomist.-Biography:...

     (1883). Apuntes para la fauna Puerto-Riqueña [Notes for Puerto-Rican fauna]. Memorias de Historia Natural 4: 5-58; 5: 441-484.
  • van der Schalie H. (1948). "The land and fresh-water mollusks of Puerto Rico". Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan
    University of Michigan
    The University of Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan...

     70: 134 pp. PDF.
  • Richards C. S. (1964). "Puerto Rican species of Tropicorbis and Drepanotrema. Comparison with Australorbis glabratus and other Planorbids". Malacologia
    Malacologia is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of malacology, the study of mollusks. The journal publishes articles in the fields of molluscan systematics, ecology, population ecology, genetics, molecular genetics, evolution, and phylogenetics.The journal specializes in publishing...

    2(1): 105-129.
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