paludina definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied genera. Their operculated shells are often green, often with brown groups.
    • Any one of various species of freshwater pectinibranchiate mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied genera. They have an operculated layer that will be often green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail, under pond.
    • The typical genus of Paludinid√¶: just like Viviparus.

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