Pila ampullacea

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Pila ampullacea
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The shell and operculum of Pila ampullacea
Scientific classification
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. In Indonesia, it is famous as "keong sawah" or "tutut" as traditional cuisine which is often boiled or grilled as satay. Snail, Pomacea canaliculata.[4]


  1. ^ Sri-aroon, P. & Richter, K. 2012. Pila ampullacea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T184900A1763173. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T184900A1763173.en. Downloaded on 07 June 2017.
  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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