Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Bellamya chinensis (Gray, 1834) (Gastropoda: Viviparidae), a new alien snail species for the European fauna.

Abstract

Bellamya chinensis, an Asian snail species, is reported for the first time from the Netherlands. These records are also the first reports from Europe. The species is commercially sold for garden ponds and aquaria, from which they may have escaped or been released. It is anticipated that this species will become invasive in the Netherlands and beyond.