Tag Archives: Croatia

Vinodolia fluviatlis (Radoman)

River Mudsnail (Vinodolia fluviatlis)

This species is known from the Zrmanja river, where it is now extinct; an additional population might still exist in the lower parts of the Neretva River, where it is restricted to freshwater habitats close to the estuary into the Adriatic Sea.

The plan to build a sluice at this site certainly will lead to the destruction of this last population. [1]


I have no idea if this species is now already extinct and thus will mention it here only briefly.



[1] Dr. Jörg Freyhof: Threatened freshwater fishes and molluscs of the Balkan, potential impact of hydropower projects. Unpublished report, ECA Watch Austria & EuroNatur 2012


edited: 16.05.2021

Graziana lacheineri ssp. adriolitoralis (Radoman)

Adriatic Mud Snail (Graziana lacheineri ssp. adriolitoralis)

This subspecies of Lacheiner’s Mud Snail (Graziana lacheineri (Küster)) was described in 1975, it inhabited coastal habitats along the Adriatic Coast in northwestern Croatia, from which it apparently disappeared. [1]

The taxonomical status of thus form is not well understood, it may well represent a distinct species.



[1] Claire Régnier; Benoît Fontaine; Philippe Bouchet: Not knowing, not recording, not listing: numerous unnoticed mollusk extinctions. Conservation biology 23(5): 1214-1221. 2009


edited: 12.06.2020