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Range DescriptionViviparus contectus is a Palearctic species, occurring over most of the European states in the west, north and east, but much rarer in southern Europe. It is widespread in northern and central Europe, and is recorded from the UK in west of the region, to northern countries of Sweden, Latvia, Estonia and Denmark, through to Germany, Switzerland, south to Italy, Slovenia and east to Greece and Bulgaria.This species is mainly Palaearctic in distribution extending to western Siberia(Welter-Schultes 2011). It is also spread across Europe via the aquarium trade (D. van Damme pers. comm. 2012).
There are records from Turkey (Kebapci and Yildrim 2010), from the larger water bodies, such as lakes and ponds Karaot pond (Province Isparta), Beysehir Lake (Province Konya) as well as older records from the Black Sea Region (Schtt 1965) and Lakes Region (Bilgin 1980). However, the species hybridises with V. ater, thus rendering identification difficult (Trb and Ribi 1997).