In Brazil, the most common gastropods belong to the families Planorbidae, Ampullariidae, Hydrobiidae, Thiaridae and Pleuroceridae
(Drugg-Hahn et al.
A large number of Bithyniidae (Reesidella montanaensis) and possible Pleuroceridae
(Circamelania ortmanni) are reported, representing almost 97% of the specimens identified.
Prey families identified in the analysis were: Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Ephemeridae, Siphlonuridae, Gomphidae and Belostomatidae (Insecta); Cymothoidae and Palaemonidae (Malacostraca); Pisidiidae (Bivalvia); Pleuroceridae
(Gastropoda) and Sciaenidae (Osteichthyes).
is a highly endangered family of freshwater gastropods with >50% of the species endangered or extinct (Brown et al.
camurum to eat the aquatic snail Elimia livescens (Menke) of the Family Pleuroceridae