A review of the classification, distribution and habitats of the freshwater gastropods of the North American Great Lakes

TitleA review of the classification, distribution and habitats of the freshwater gastropods of the North American Great Lakes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsBurch JB, Jung Y
JournalWalkerana
Volume2
Issue8
Pagination233-291
KeywordsMOLLUSKS
Abstract

The account which follows is an up-to-date taxonomic list of gastropods occurring in the waters of the Great Lakes, with those literature citations which we consider generally reliable on these snails' distributions among the Lakes, information on the snails' habitats, and notes supplementing the text. Some taxonomic problems still need to be resolved, and much more information is needed on the snails' ecology, ecological physiology, and responses to human-modifed environments. But more detail on these aspects must await further studies.