List of Non-marine Molluscs of The Netherlands

This list of non-marine molluscs of the Netherlands is a list of all molluscs other than the marine (salt water) species that live in the Netherlands. This list comprises land snails and slugs, freshwater snails and freshwater clams and mussels. There are 197 non-marine mollusc species living in natural habitats in the Netherlands.

There are 169 gastropod (snail and slug) species (52 freshwater and 117 land species), and 28 freshwater bivalve (clams and mussel) species living in the wild.

As for introduced species, there are 23 introduced gastropod species (2 freshwater and 21 land species plus Candidula unifasciata as possibly non-indigenous one), and 4 bivalve species, living in natural habitats in the Netherlands. A total of 5 freshwater non-indigenous species live in natural habitats.

Summary table of number of species

Netherlands
freshwater gastropods 52
land gastropods 117
gastropod total 169 (freshwater and land)
freshwater bivalves 28
mollusc total 197 (non-marine species only)
non-indigenous gastropods in natural habitats 2 freshwater and 21 land
non-indigenous gastropods in synanthropic habitats 0
non-indigenous bivalves in natural habitats 4
non-indigenous bivalves in synanthropic habitats 0
total of non-indigenous molluscs living in natural habitats 27

There are 4 locally extinct species in the Netherlands: the marine gastropod Rissoa membranacea, land gastropod Spermodea lamellata, and freshwater bivalves Unio crassus and Pisidium tenuilineatum.


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