Heleobia is a genus of small freshwater and brackish water snails with a gill and an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Cochliopidae and the superfamily Truncatelloidea.[4]

Scientific classification

Type species
Paludestrina culminea
  • Ventrosia Radoman, 1977[2]

Heleobia is one of three genera (together with Semisalsa and Heleobops) within the subfamily Semisalsinae.[5] Some authors treated Semisalsa as a subgenus of Heleobia.[5]


Species within the genus Heleobia include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • subgenus Heleobia (Semisalsa) Radoman, 1974: synonym of Semisalsa Radoman, 1974
  • Heleobia dalmatica (Radoman, 1974): synonym of Semisalsa dalmatica Radoman, 1974
  • Heleobia stagnorum (Gmelin, 1791):[13] synonym of Semisalsa stagnorum (Gmelin, 1791)


  1. ^ Stimpson W. (1865) "Researches upon the Hydrobiinæ and allied forms; chiefly made upon materials in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution". Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 7(201): [1-3], 1-59.
  2. ^ Radoman P. (1977) "Hydrobiidae auf der Balkanhalbinsel und in Kleinasien". Archiv für Molluskenkunde 107(4/6): 203-223, tables 21-23.
  3. ^ Genus taxon summary for Ventrosia. AnimalBase, accessed 8 November 2009.
  4. ^ Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S. (2015). Heleobia. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=138080 on 2015-03-25
  5. ^ a b Kroll O., Hershler R., Albrecht C., Terrazas E. M., Apaza R., Fuentealba C., Wolff C. & Wilke T. (2012). "The endemic gastropod fauna of Lake Titicaca: correlation between molecular evolution and hydrographic history". Ecology and Evolution 2(7): 1517-1530. doi:10.1002/ece3.280.
  6. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2010). Heleobia australis (d'Orbigny, 1835). In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=532899 on 2011-06-14
  7. ^ Bouchet, P. (2017). Heleobia castellanosae (Gaillard, 1974). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1026036 on 2017-11-20
  8. ^ Rosenberg, G. (2010). Heleobia conexa (M. C. Gaillard, 1974). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=532900 on 2011-06-14
  9. ^ a b Şereflişan H., Yildirim M. Z. & Şereflişan M. (2009). "The gastropod fauna and their abundance, and some physicochemical parameters of Lake Gölbaşı (Hatay, Turkey)". Turkish Journal of Zoology 33(3): 287-296. abstract Archived 2011-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, PDF
  10. ^ Andrzej Falniowski, Magdalena Szarowska, Ioan Sirbu, Alexandra Hillebrand, Mihai Baciu: Heleobia dobrogica (Grossu & Negrea, 1989)(Gastropoda: Rissooidea: Cochliopidae) and the estimated time of its isolation in a continental analogue of hydrothermal vents. In: Molluscan Research 28(3): pp 165-170. 22 Dec 2008. ISSN 1323-5818
  11. ^ Bouchet, P. (2016). Heleobia parchappii (d'Orbigny, 1835). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=886632 on 2017-11-20
  12. ^ WoRMS (2010). Heleobia robusta da Silva & Veitenheimer-Mendes, 2004. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=388674 on 2011-06-14
  13. ^ Gofas, S. (2011). Heleobia stagnorum (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=140122 on 2011-06-14
  • Hershler R. & Thompson F.G. (1992) A review of the aquatic gastropod subfamily Cochliopinae (Prosobranchia: Hydrobiidae). Malacological Review suppl. 5: 1-140.

External linksEdit

  • Genus taxon summary for Heleobia. AnimalBase.
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