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Range DescriptionAcroloxus lacustris is widespread in Europe mainly in lowland areas north to c. 61N in Scandinavia (Kerney 1999). In Europe, Fauna Europea (Bank et al. 2006) lists the species from: Norway, Sweden, Denmark (Mainland), Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kalingrad region (Russia), Poland, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Great Britain (UK), Northern Ireland (UK), Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France (Mainland), Corsica (France), Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy (Mainland), Sicily (Italy), Bulgaria, Romania, Balearic Islands (Spain), Spain (Mainland), Portugal (Mainland), Albania, FYROM (also known as Macedonia), Bosnia & Hercegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Greece (Mainland). This project also has records from Serbia.
Globally, the species' range is from Europe to the east, extending to western Siberia where it is recorded from rivers and permanent waterbodies (Starobogatov et al. 2004). There are records from Georgia, and Vinarksi (2010 pers. comm.) considers A. lacustris (in wide sense) as present in the Urals in Western Siberia where he comments that although 'Acroloxid' snails are rare, he managed to collect several samples in European Russia, thus in this region it is Least Concern.
In Turkey, recent research has resulted in the identification of 3 species of Acroloxus, including one new species in Lake Eirdir, Turkey. However this species,Acroloxus lacustris, is in the drainage basin surrounding the lake, but not in the lake itself.
In Israel, Mienis (pers. comm. 2012) considered this species to be extinct.
In Iran, this species was recorded, however recent reviews of the specimens show that it is another newly described species, so these records have been removed from this species accounts (Gler and Pesic 2012).