Mud snail -
Hydrobia (and others)
Scientific names: Hydro- (hydor) is Greek for water, while bios,
also of Greek origin, means life.
Other scientific names: In Sweden the following species can be
found: Hydrobia ulvae, Hydrobia ventrosa = Ventrosia
ventrosa, Hydrobia neglecta and Potamopyrgus antipodarum
= Hydrobia jenkinsi = Paludestrina jenkinsi.
The drawing above depicts Hydrobia ulvae
pictures below show Hydrobia ventrosa to the left of
Other English names: Laver spire shell. The names usually refers
to Hydrobia ulvae, but is sometimes used as a reference to other
specie within the group and the family as a whole.
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© Aquascope 2000 Tjärnö Marine Biological
Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
Loo | Helena