|Scientific Name:||Bithynia fuchsiana|
|Species Authority:||(Moëllendorff, 1888)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|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).|
Native:China (Fujian, Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Zhejiang); Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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|Population:||There is no documentation on population structure for this species even though it is a medically (disease transmission) important species.|
|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)
|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:||None required.|
|Citation:||Madhyastha, A. 2012. Bithynia fuchsiana. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.|
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