Bithynia misella


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bithynia misella
Species Authority: (Gredler, 1884)
Gabbia misella Gredler, 1884

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-01-09
Assessor(s): Madhyastha, A.
Reviewer(s): Van Damme, D., Do, V., García, N., Tran, L. & Allen, D.
The species has a wide distribution. There is no information on threats to the species, but it is found in anthropogenic habitats and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from northern Viet Nam, through southeastern and eastern China, to the Korean peninsular (Kwon et al. 1985, Kim 2008) and to western Taiwan (Province of China). The species has been recorded from Viet Nam (Bến Tre Province) and China (Yuyao (Zhejiang Province), "Tunglu" (Tónglú Xiàn?), Lanchi (Anhui Province) and Chiangshan (Shandong Province)). In Taiwan it is recorded from Hsiaoliouchyou Island on the western coast (Chao et al. 1988) and is probably more widespread.
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Tianjin, Zhejiang); Korea, Republic of; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in pools, ponds and paddy fields and other slow-moving waters. It is also an intermediate host for Opisthorchiid liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required. Further information on the species' current distribution is advised.

Citation: Madhyastha, A. 2012. Bithynia misella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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