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live Melanoides tuberculata
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Apertural view of two shells of Melanoides tuberculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Sorbeoconcha

Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Thiaridae
Genus: Melanoides
Olivier, 1804[1]
Type species
Melanoides fasciolata Olivier, 1804
about 30 species (in Africa)
  • Melania (Melanoides) Olivier, 1804
  • Melanoides (Melanoides) Olivier, 1804

Melanoides is a genus of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Thiaridae.[3]


Species within the genus Melanoides include:

Species brought into synonymy
  • Melanoides abchasica (Seninski, 1905): synonym of † Tinnyea abchasica (Seninski, 1905)
  • Melanoides conicus Macaleț, 2002: synonym of † Melanoides conica Macaleț, 2002
  • Melanoides riqueti (Grateloup, 1840): synonym of Sermyla riqueti (Grateloup, 1840)


  1. ^ Olivier (1804). Voy. Othoman. 3: 69.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Brown D. S. (1994). Freshwater Snails of Africa and their Medical Importance. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-7484-0026-5.
  3. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2014). Melanoides Olivier, 1804. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2014-11-20
  4. ^ Kaunda E., Magombo Z., Kahwa D., Mailosa A., Ngereza C. & Lange C. N. (2004). Melanoides truncatelliformis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  5. ^ "Melanoides". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.  accessed 13 May 2011.

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