Bythiospeum turritum (Clessin, 1877)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Vitrella turrita Clessin, 1877 (protonym)


Now considered a synonym of Bythiospeum acicula (Richling et al., 2017).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possible Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Benke, M., Brändle, M., Albrecht, C. and Wilke, T. 2009. Pleistocene phylogeography and phylogenetic concordance in cold-adapted spring snails (Bythinella spp.). Molecular Ecology 18(5): 890-903.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Falkner, G., Colling, M., Kittel, K. and Strätz, C. 2003. Red List of threatened mollusca in Bavaria (Rote Liste gefährdeter Schnecken und Mollusken (Mollusca) Bayerns). BayLFU 166: 337-348.

Richling, Ira, Malkowsky, Yaron, Kuhn, Jacqueline, Niederhöfer, Hans-Jörg and Boeters, Hans D. (2017). A vanishing hotspot — the impact of molecular insights on the diversity of Central European Bythiospeum Bourguignat, 1882 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 17(1): 67-85. [Abstract]

Seddon, M. B. (2011). Bythiospeum turritum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 29 January 2015.

Seddon, M.B. 2011. Bythiospeum turritum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T155984A4878499. Accessed on 09 July 2022.


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