IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Introduction

Bulinus truncatus is a freshwater snail with the widest distribution of all Bulinus species. It is found across much of Africa, the near east and the Mediterranean.The mollusc is very important for Africa as it acts as an intermediate host for schistosome parasites that cause the disease schistosomiasis in both humans and animals.B. truncatus is found in flowing or standing fresh water and in:
  • dams
  • other man-made lakes
  • irrigation systems

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