Bithynia fuchsiana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bithynia fuchsiana
Species Authority: (Moëllendorff, 1888)

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): García, N., Tran, L., Do, V. & Bogan, A.
The species is widely distributed and also found in human modified habitats, and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is recorded from southern and eastern China (Heilongjiang, central Jiangsu coast, Hubei (Xiong et al. 2003), but certainly much more widespread), Taiwan (province of China), and from Viet Nam (the Red River delta (Haskoning 2008), Nam Dinh Province).
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Zhejiang); Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no documentation on population structure for this species even though it is a medically (disease transmission) important species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in lakes, rice fields, ponds and other lentic habitats.

First intermediate host for Opisthorchiid liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis. Clonorchiasis caused by Clonorchis sinensis and Opisthorchis viverrini is endemic throughout Southeast Asia in countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia (Tinga et al. 1999)
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No trade information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No documented threats. This species may not be facing any threats as it can survive in human modified landscapes such as paddy fields

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required.

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