List of Non-marine Molluscs of Great Britain - List of "hothouse Alien" Species

List of "hothouse Alien" Species

This group of exotic land and freshwater species are not truly part of the fauna because they do not live in the wild. Many are tropical and thus are incapable of surviving in the wild in Great Britain; instead they have established themselves as uninvited inhabitants of greenhouses, aquaria within greenhouses, and similar artificially-heated habitats.

Thiaridae - aquatic
  • Melanoides tuberculata (O. F. Müller, 1774)
Gastrodontidae - terrestrial
  • Zonitoides arboreus (Say, 1816)
Lymnaeidae - aquatic
  • Radix rubiginosa (Michelin, 1831), native to Indo-China and Indonesia
Planorbidae - aquatic
  • Gyraulus chinensis (Dunker, 1848)
  • Planorbella duryi (Wetherby, 1879)
Pleurodiscidae - terrestrial
  • Pleurodiscus balmei (Potiez & Michaud, 1835)
Pristilomatidae - terrestrial
  • Hawaiia minuscula (Binney, 1841)
Helicodiscidae - terrestrial
  • Helicodiscus parallelus (Say, 1821)
Streptaxidae - terrestrial
  • Gulella io Verdcourt, 1974
Subulinidae - terrestrial
  • Allopeas clavulinum (Potiez & Michaud, 1838)
  • Opeas hannense (Rang, 1831)
  • Rumina decollata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Striosubulina sp.
  • Subulina octona (Bruguière, 1789)

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