FWGNA Information Resources
Bibliography for the Identification of North American Freshwater
Snails. This is Rob Dillon's compilation of guidebooks, keys,
monographs, systematic reviews, regional surveys, checklists, and any
other published reference material potentially useful for identifying
our freshwater gastropod fauna, 1900 - present. It is available
in three forms:
Please feel free to email Rob Dillon (firstname.lastname@example.org
with any additions or corrections you may have for this bibliography.
Bibliography Online. A searchable database including over
references on freshwater mollusks worldwide. This marvelous
is a collaborative effort by Kevin Cummings (Illinois Natural History
Survey), Art Bogan (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences), Tom
(the Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity) and Chris
(Illinois Natural History Survey). Funded by the National Fish
II. Reference Works, on-line and downloadable
A. M. (1983) Aquatic mollusks of North Dakota.
North Dakota Geological Survey, Report of Investigation No. 78.
Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home
This online version (both downloadable and clickable) of the original
141 page work (covering bivalves as well as gastropods) is brought to
you by the good folks at USGS.
Harrold, M. N. & R. P. Guralnick (2008) A Field Guide to the Freshwater Mollusks of Colorado. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver. 126 pp. PDF, 2.45MB..
P. D. (2003) Sustaining
America's Aquatic Biodiversity: Freshwater Snail Biodiversity and
Conservation. A good general introduction to the
freshwater gastropods. Publication Number 420-530 of Virginia
Lysne, S. (2009) A Guide to Southern Idaho's Freshwater Mollusks. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Idaho Office. 43 pp. PDF,
F. G. (1984) The Freshwater Snails of Florida, A Manual for
Identification. This clickable key is based on the 94 page
original published by the University Presses of Florida.
A. R. (2004) Family
Physidae. A supplement to the
workbook accompanying the FMCS Freshwater Identification Workshop,
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. PDF, 532k.
III. On-line Collections. These
are ranked by a crude estimate of their North American freshwater
gastropod records available on-line, as of 5/09. See the blog posts of 15Apr09 and 26May09 for explanations.
Research Collections of Recent and Fossil Mollusca. This link
takes you to a list of museums compiled by Kevin S. Cummings (Illinois
Natural History Survey), Anton Oleinik (Purdue University), and John H.
Slapcinsky (Field Museum of Natural History).
Conservation Status Ranks
for the 57 species of freshwater gastropods inhabiting Southern
Atlantic Drainages were proposed in my blog posts of December 2011,
January 2012, and March 2012. A pdf separate of those three
essays is available here. [PDF]
NatureServe - Hit the
"NatureServe Explorer" button and search a very nice database for the
of any North American freshwater gastropod by state. The
rank" is an overall estimate of conservation status. But see above.
US Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened and Endangered Species
IUCN Redlist of Threatened
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society - dedicated to the conservation of, and advocacy for, freshwater mollusks, America's most imperilled animals.
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