Valvata nowshahrensis, Glöer & Pešić, 2012

Gloeer, Peter & Pesic, Vladimir, 2012, The freshwater snails (Gastropoda) of Iran, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species, ZooKeys 219, pp. 11-61: 23-24

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Valvata nowshahrensis

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Valvata nowshahrensis   ZBK   sp. n. Fig. 14a-c View Figure 14

Type locality.

Mazandaran Province, Nowshahr city, pond near the Caspian See, 51°31'E, 36°38'N, 18 June 2005.


(ZMH 79376): Shell diameter 3.3 mm, height 2.3 mm.


(ZMH 79377): 2 specimens from type locality; [2 ex.], Kermanshah Province: IR105-05.


Named after the region, where the species was collected.


The yellowish shell is translucent with 3 circular whorls. The umbilicus is wide, and the first whorl is visible through the umbilicus. The surface is glossy with very fine ribs. Shell diameter 3.2-3.3 mm, height 2.3 mm.

Differentiating features.

The new species can be distinguished from Valvata piscinalis   by its larger umbilicus and from Valvata cristata   by its higher spire.


This species has possibly been depicted by Mansoorian (1994) and confused with Valvata cristata   .

Associated species.

Pseudobithynia mazandaranensis   sp. n., Planorbis carinatus   , Anisus   sp., Valvata cristata   , Hippeutis complanatus  


Iran: Mazandaran and Kermanshah Provinces.