Check List 10(6): 1546-1548, doi: 10.15560/10.6.1546
Range extension of Lymnaea cf. biacuminata Annandale & Rao, 1925 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hygrophila: Lymnaeidae), with its first record from Maharashtra state, India
expand article infoSangeeta Vallabharay Pandit, Deepika Eknath Walunj§, Sameer Kumar Pati|
‡ Pune University, India§ Ramesh Phirodia College of Arts, Science and Commerce, India| Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, India
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Lymnaea biacuminata Annandale & Rao, 1925, is a rare freshwater snail with less than 10 locality records in the states of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand of India. This species is taxonomically problematic and its relationship to the morphologically similar L. acuminata Lamarck, 1822, unresolved. We identify L. biacuminata from Maharashtra for the first time and this species’ distributional range to Pune, about 500 km westwards from the type locality at Hosainsagar lake between Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Telangana. In Maharashtra, we found L. cf. biacuminata sympatric with L. acuminata. To aid in distinguishing between these two species, additional information on breeding behaviour and shell morphometry of both species are provided.
range extension; first record; Lymnaea biacuminata; breeding behaviour; Mollusca; Gastropoda; Lymnaeidae