E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Physa skinneri Taylor, 1954
Glass Physa
Family: Physidae
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© Ian Gardiner  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #95377)

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Distribution of Physa skinneri in British Columbia
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The Glass Physa "occurs from Alaska southeast to Ontario, Canada, and to Michigan; in the western United States to eastern Washington, Nevada, southern Colorado, and northern Nebraska; and was included in Siberia in the original description but this has not been confirmed (Taylor, 2003)." (British Columbia Conservation Data Centre 2012). It is found in lakes, ponds, marshes and slow-moving streams in thick aquatic vegetation on mud (British Columbia Conservation Data Centre 2012).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS4?YellowNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-06-15 4:09:12 PM]
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