Melanopsis parreyssii (Philippi, 1847)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Melanopsis hungarica Kormos, 1904


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Bulgaria (introduced), Hungray (introduced) & Romania (endemic)


Biology & Ecology










Bank, R., von Proschwitz, T. and Falkner, G. 2006. Unpublished manuscript of the mollusca section of the Fauna Europea web-site (

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.

Cuttelod, A., Seddon, M. and Neubert, E. (2011). European Red List of Non-marine Molluscs. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Fehér, Z. 2011. Melanopsis parreyssii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T155737A4835365. Downloaded on 08 April 2017.

Fehér, Z., Majoros, G. and Varga, A. 2006. A scoring method for the assessment of rarity and conservation value of the aquatic molluscs in Hungary. Heldia 6: 101–114.

Sıˆrbu, I. and A.M. Benedek. 2016. Requiem for Melanopsis parreyssii or the anatomy of a new extinction in Romania.Tentacle 24: 26–28.

Sıˆrbu, I., A. Gagiu and A.M. Benedek. 2013. On the brink ofextinction: fate of the Pet¸ea thermal lake (Romania) andits endemic species. Tentacle 21: 35–37.


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