Location of Vietnam

The non-marine molluscs of Vietnam are a part of the molluscan fauna of Vietnam (wildlife of Vietnam). A number of species of non-marine mollusks are found in the wild in Vietnam.

There are good reasons to suppose that Vietnam, with a surface of 332,000 km2, a large variety of habitats, and many different limestone 'islands' that differ from each other in faunal composition,[1] will have a rich diversity of terrestrial molluscs.[2] Numerous non-marine mollusc species, including more than 850 species of land gastropods,[3] have been described from the country but many others still await discovery and description.[2]

Freshwater gastropods

Freshwater gastropods in Vietnam include:






Potamididae (brackish water snails)






Iravadiidae (marine/brackish)




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Land gastropods

Land gastropods in Vietnam include:

Specimens of Cyclophorus phongnhakebangensis (a: holotype, b and c: paratypes; scale bar: 10 mm)






A shell of Leptacme cuongi



Streptaxidae - 39 species of Streptaxidae are known from Vietnam[22]

Plectopylidae - 16 species are known from Vietnam[25]

Gudeodiscus messageri





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Freshwater bivalves

Freshwater bivalves in Vietnam include:

See also

Lists of molluscs of surrounding countries:


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