Opisthostoma mirabile

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Opisthostoma mirabile
Opisthostoma mirabile shell.png
Drawing of the shell of Opisthostoma mirabile.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Cyclophoroidea
Family: Diplommatinidae
Genus: Opisthostoma
Species: O. mirabile
Binomial name
Opisthostoma mirabile
E.A. Smith, 1893

Opisthostoma mirabile is a species of air-breathing land snail with an operculum, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Diplommatinidae.

Distribution[edit]

It is endemic to Malaysia.[1] It lives in Borneo.[2]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schilthuizen, M. & Vermeulen, J. 2004. Opisthostoma mirabile. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 07 August 2007.
  2. ^ Menno Schilthuizen (2003) Sexual selection on land snail shell ornamentation: a hypothesis that may explain shell diversity. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2003, 3:13 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-3-13