Belgrandia varica

Species of gastropod

Belgrandia varica is a species of minute freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusc or micromollusc in the family Hydrobiidae.

Belgrandia varica was previously considered to be extinct, however it has been classified as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) by IUCN because it might still be present in a small spring that has been overlooked during previous surveys.



This species is endemic to France.


  1. ^ a b Prie, V. (2010). "Belgrandia varica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T155668A4818436. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T155668A4818436.en.
  2. ^ a b Fontaine B., Bouchet P., Van Achterberg K., Alonso-Zarazaga M. A., Araujo R. et al. (2007). "The European union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus." Biological Conservation 139: 167-185. Table 2 on the page 173. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.012. PDF.

Further reading

  • Falkner G., Ripken T. E. J. & Falkner M. (2002). Mollusques Continentaux de la France: Liste de Reference Annotee et Bibliographie. Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.

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