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Howard Randall Yoder ryoder at alpha2.csd.uwm.edu
Tue Jun 3 11:14:18 EST 1997


On 2 Jun 1997, Mark Armitage wrote:

> Dear all,
> Being ignorant in the area of snails (first intermediate hosts for trematodes) I am stumped on two definitions: Hydrobiid and Amnicolid....any
> takers?
> Thanks,
> Mark Armitage
> 
> 
Mark, 
	Amnicola and Hydrobia are genera of fresh water snails belonging to the 
family Hydrobiidae.  They are prosobranch (subclass) snails which are 
characterized by true gills and opercula which are generally lacking in 
pulmonate, or air- breathing, snails.  I hope this helps.

Randy Yoder



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