New and Updated Records of Terrestrial and Freshwater Gastropod Molluscs for Tobago, West Indies


  • Mike G. Rutherford Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies
  • Ryan S. Mohammed


In June 2012 and March 2013 fieldwork in Tobago was conducted, investigating the presence and distribution of terrestrial and freshwater molluscs. During these visits several species that have not been previously recorded from the island were observed and one species that has not been recorded within at least the last three decades was observed. Tobago has a fairly depauperate gastropod molluscan fauna when it comes to the land and freshwater ecosystems with approximately nineteen species from ten families for the terrestrial snails (Robinson et al. 2004) and ten species from seven families for the freshwater species (Bass 2003). In this note we report on six new records representing five new species and two new families.






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