Pila ampullacea

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Pila ampullacea
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The shell and operculum of Pila ampullacea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Architaenioglossa
Family: Ampullariidae
Genus: Pila
P. ampullacea
Binomial name
Pila ampullacea
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ampullaria ampullacea (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Ampullaria ampullacea var. javensis G. Nevill, 1885
  • Ampullaria celebensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1834 (junior synonym)
  • Ampullaria dalyi Blanford, 1903 (junior synonym)
  • Ampullaria fasciata Lamarck, 1822 (invalid: junior homonym of fasciata Roissy, 1805)
  • Ampullaria gruneri Philippi, 1852 (junior synonym)
  • Ampullaria magnifica Philippi, 1851 (junior synonym)
  • Ampullaria sumatrensis Philippi, 1852 (junior synonym)
  • Ampullaria turbinis I. Lea, 1856 (junior synonym)
  • Helix ampullacea Linnaeus, 1758 (original combination)
  • Pachylabra ampullacea (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Pachylabra ampullacea var. saleyerensis Kobelt, 1912 (junior synonym)
  • Pachylabra turbinis (I. Lea, 1856)
  • Pachylabra turbinis var. lacustris Annandale, 1920
  • Pomacea orbata Perry, 1811 (junior synonym)

Pila ampullacea, is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Ampullariidae, the apple snails. [3]


Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia


Five views of a shell of Pila ampullacea

As food[edit]

Pila ampullacea, together with Pila pesmei, are indigenous rice field snail species traditionally eaten in Thailand that have been displaced by the invasive golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata.[4] In Indonesia, it is famous as keong sawah or tutut as traditional cuisine which is often boiled or grilled as satay.


  1. ^ Sri-aroon, P.; Richter, K. (2012). "Pila ampullacea". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T184900A1763173. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T184900A1763173.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ Bouchet, P. (2013). Pila ampullacea (Linnaeus, 1758). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=737456 on 2017-06-07
  3. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Pila ampullacea (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=737456 on 2020-05-18
  4. ^ Heavy Predation on Freshwater Bryozoans by the Golden Apple Snail, Pomacea canaliculata Lamarck, 1822 (Ampullariidae); The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 6(1): 31-36, May 2006

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