Sulcospira housei

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Sulcospira housei
Sulcospira housei shell.png
Apertural view of a shell of Sulcospira housei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Sulcospira
Species: S. housei
Binomial name
Sulcospira housei
(I. Lea, 1856)[2]

Melania housei I. Lea, 1856
Adamietta housei (I. Lea, 1856)
Melania schomburgki Suvatti, 1950
Stenomelania housei Lea, 1856

Sulcospira housei is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pachychilidae.

The specific name housei is in honour of Dr. Samuel Reynolds House,[2] who collected type specimens during the American Presbyterian Mission in Siam.


This species occurs in:

The type locality is "Korat, Takrong River, Siam".[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Köhler F., Sri-aroon P. & Simonis J. (2012). "Sulcospira housei". In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 5 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Lea I. (1856). "Description of fifteen new species of exotic Melaniana". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8(4): 144-145.
  3. ^ a b Köhler F. & Dames C. (2009). "Phylogeny and systematics of the Pachychilidae of mainland Southeast Asia – novel insights from morphology and mitochondrial DNA (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157: 679-699. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00541.x.

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