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Snail (Pond) Genus: Lymnaea

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Basommatophora
Family: Lymnaeidae
Genus: Lymnaea
Species: Lymnaea

This small air-breathing freshwater snail is in the Lymnaea genus. It was one of numerous 10 mm long, totally black snails living in a freshwater farm pond that was covered with the indigenous floating fern Azolla rubra (Red azolla).





Place: Pungatawa Rd, East of Taihape, North Island. The pond