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Theodoxus anatolicus is the most common representative of its genus in Turkey, being found in the provinces Izmir, Manisa, Aydin, Afyon, Antalya, Burdur, Denizli, Eskişehir, Adana, Mersin and Karaman Maraş. It is also reported from the nearby Mediterranean isles, i.e. Cyprus and Samos Isles (Greece). In Turkey, the distribution area extends from İzmir and Denizli, through the coastal parts to east of Ceyhan river, at Adana north of the Nur Mountains. Towards the east it is replaced by T. jordani. (Schütt and Şeşen 1989). Its range extends further within central Turkey, particularly in the low-lying areas as exemplified by its common presence in Burdur, Denizli, and Afyon provinces. Expansion to the north is blocked by the Taurus Mnts range, but in the east it can be found in the tributaries of Ceyhan river (in Karaman Maraş Province) (Kebapçi and Yildirim 2010, IUCN 2011). In the Fauna Europea (Bank et al. 2006) it is stated that the species is also found on the Greek island of Crete, which in our opinion needs to be checked.