Madagasikara madagascariensis

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Madagasikara madagascarensis
Madagasikara madagascariensis shell.png
apertural view of a shell of Madagasikara madagascariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Madagasikara
Species: M. madagascarensis
Binomial name
Madagasikara madagascarensis
(Grateloup, 1840)[2]
  • Melania madagascariensis Grateloup, 1840
  • Pirena madagascariensis
  • Melanatria madagascariensis
  • Melania dusabonis Grateloup, 1840
  • Melania bicarinata Grateloup, 1840
  • Pirena debeauxiana Crosse, 1862[3]
  • Melanatria debeauxiana[4]
  • Melanatria fluminea (partim)

Madagasikara madagascarensis s a species of tropical freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusc in the family Pachychilidae.[5]

This species is endemic to Madagascar.


Drawing of apertural view of a shell (without some of top whorls) of Madagasikara madagascariensis.
Photo of shells.
Juvenile shells.


  1. ^ Van Damme, D. (2016). "Madagasikara madagascarensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T13022A91353200. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T13022A91353200.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  2. ^ Grateloup J.-P. S. de (1840). "Mémoire sur plusieur espèces des coquilles nouvelles ou peu connus". Actes de la Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux 11: 161-170. page 167, plate 4, figure 7-9.
  3. ^ Crosse H. (1862). "Catalogue des espèces vivantes appartenant au genre Pirena, et description d’une espèce nouvelle". Journal de Conchyliologie 10: 397-403. page 402, plate 13, figure 6.
  4. ^ Brot A. (1879) In: Brot A. (1874-1879). Die Melaniaceen (Melanidae) in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe. page 404, plate 43, figure 4.
  5. ^ a b Köhler, F. & Glaubrecht, M. (2010). "Uncovering an overlooked radiation: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Madagascar’s endemic river snails (Caenogastropoda: Pachychilidae: Madagasikara gen. nov.). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99: 867-894. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01390.x