BIOTIC Species Information for Hydrobia ulvae
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameHydrobia ulvae Common nameLaver spire shell
MCS CodeW385 Recent SynonymsPeringia ulvae

PhylumMollusca Subphylum
Superclass ClassGastropoda
SubclassProsobranchia OrderMesogastropoda
Suborder FamilyHydrobiidae
GenusHydrobia Speciesulvae

Additional InformationAlso known as the mud snail. Many synonyms have been used in the past but Peringia ulvae is the only one used recently. Hydrobia ulvae is now the standard usage although Peringia is often used as a sub-genus of Hydrobia. Hydrobia neglecta has a black 'v' mark near the tip of the tentacles.
The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Graham, 1988, Fretter & Graham, 1994, Fish, 1979, Clay, 1960, Fish & Fish, 1977(a), Taylor, 1996, Ponder & Lindberg, 1997,
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