Among the European Hydrobiidae and Moitessieriidae characters of the intestine can be useful for a differentiation of taxa at the levels of sexes, species, subgenera, genera and even families. These characters often reflect different nutritive habits.


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Hans D. Boeters. (2011). Differentiation of small limnic European caenogastropods by characters of the intestine. Basteria, 75(1/3), 23–30.