family Physidae


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Noun1.family Physidae - freshwater snails
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
order Pulmonata, Pulmonata - large order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails
genus Physa - type genus of the Physidae; freshwater air-breathing snails
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Among freshwater gastropods, pulmonate snails within the family Physidae commonly occur in both lentic and lode ecosystems (Dillon, 2000).
The family Physidae has been known to live longer in the aquatic world even after exposure to herbicides such as Diuron (Nebeker & Schuytema 1998), chlorpyrifos, lindane (Cuppen et al.
Members of the freshwater pulmonate family Physidae possess a complex of muscles that is unique amongst gastropods.

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