Check List 9(1): 162-164, doi: 10.15560/9.1.162
Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774): northeastern dispersal in the São Francisco basin, Brazil
expand article infoLaís Farias Oliveira Lima, Bárbara Ihorrana Alves Lacerda Brasil, Maria Júlia Martins-Silva
‡ Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
Open Access
Melanoides tuberculata (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Thiaridae) is the exotic species with the widest distribution among the freshwater macrobenthos in Brazil. The snail is a threat to native species and has medical and economical importance. In this study the occurrence of M. tuberculata is recorded and reported in the São Francisco River Basin, along a border area including three northeastern states of Brazil: Bahia, Sergipe and Alagoas. These data are especially important due to the new watercourses resulting from the integration of the São Francisco River to other regional basins.