Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity

Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity

Taxonomy of molluscs and conservation of their species, populations and habitats


Hiroshi FUKUDAAssoc. Prof. Dr. FUKUDA Hiroshi
E-mail: suikei1@(
Special fields: Taxonomy, malacology, conservation biology

Research Subjects

Taxonomy and conservation of threatened molluscan species
More than 500 molluscan species in fresh and brackish waters and the inner bays of Japan are endangered due to shore protection policies, land reclamation, and water pollution. Many undescribed species unrecognized by human beings are threatened because of their minute size. Therefore, basic examinations of molluscan taxonomy and their habitats are done in the laboratory of conservation of aquatic biodiversity.


  • Fukuda, H. and Ponder, W. F. (2003) Australian freshwater assimineids, with a synopsis of the Recent genus-group taxa of the Assimineidae (Mollusca:Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea). Journal of Natural History 37, 1977-2032.
  • Fukuda, H. and Ponder, W. F. (2004) A protandric assimineid gastropod: Rugapedia androgyna n. gen. and n. sp. (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) from Queensland, Australia. Molluscan Research 24, 75-88.
  • Fukuda, H. and Ponder, W. F. (2005) A revision of the Australian taxa previously attributed to Assiminea buccinoides (Quoy & Gaimard) and Assiminea tasmanica Tenison-Woods (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Assimineidae). Invertebrate Systematics 19, 325-360.
  • Fukuda, H. and Ponder, W. F. (2006) Conassiminea, a new genus of the Assimineidae (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) from southeastern Australia. Journal of Molluscan Studies 72, 39-52.