|Shell of Melongena patula from Nicaragua at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano|
Melongena patula has a shell that reaches a length of 75 – 250 mm. The surface of this shell shows a deep chestnut brown color lined with a few white or yellow spiral bands. The interior is white. The shell is quite slender, sometimes spiny on the shoulders, with a wide aperture.
These sea snails live in shallow water, usually in sandy or muddy areas, especially under mangrove trees.
- C. Bayer Catalogue of the genera Melanogena and Semifusus
- "Melongena patula". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
- Discover Life
- Image of a live snail of this species
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