Fluminicola nuttallianus (Lea, 1838:101)

Dusky pepplesnail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Paludina nuttalliana Lea, 1838:101


Conservation Status


Last record: 100+ years ago (dead shells) (Hershler & Liu, 2017:66)



Willamette River, Oregon, USA


Biology & Ecology




Lectotype: USNM 121467

Paralectotypes: USNM 860648






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.

Hershler, R., Frest, T. J. (1996). A review of the North American freshwater snail genus Fluminicola (Hydrobiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 583: 1-41.

Hershler, Robert and Liu, Hsiu-Ping. (2017). Annotated Checklist of Freshwater Truncatelloidean Gastropods of the Western United States, with an Illustrated Key to the Genera.  Technical Note 449. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead,J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W.Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann,N.V. Whelan and E.S. Strong. 2013. Conservation status of freshwater gastropods of Canada and the United States.Fisheries 38: 247–282.

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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