August 14, 2006

New records of mollusc species for Slovakia during the last 25 years

Tomáš Čejka, Libor Dvořák & Michal Horsák

The latest comprehensive work dealing with Slovak mollusc fauna is a monograph of M. J. Lisický, which summarizes all pub­lished and collection data from 1945 to 1982. Since that time, other 14 species have been re­corded: Theodoxus fluvi­atilis (Linnaeus 1758), Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray 1843), Bythinella metarubra Fal­niowski 1987, Columella aspera Waldén 1966, Lucilla singleyana (Pilsbry, 1890), Oxychilus hydatinus (Rossmässler 1838), Deroceras panormitanum (Les­sona & Pollonera 1882), Deroceras turcicum (Simroth 1894), Arion lusitanicus Mabille 1868, Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea 1834), Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller 1774), Sphaerium solidum (Nor­mand 1844), Pisidium hibernicum Westerlund 1894 and Pisidium globulare Clessin 1873. Six species (P. antipoda­rum, L. singleyana, D. panormintanum, A. lusitanicus, S. woodiana and C. fluminea) belong to non-native species and, ex­cluding of L. singleyana also to more or less invasive species; the remaining eight species belong to non-invasive European molluscan fauna and in some cases they were overlooked native species.

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