Tylomelania carbo

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Tylomelania carbo
Not listed in IUCN Red List[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Tylomelania
Species: T. carbo
Binomial name
Tylomelania carbo

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

The sister group (the closest relative) of Tylomelania carbo is Tylomelania toradjarum.[3]


This species occurs in lake Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.[2] The type locality is lake Poso.[2]


The shell has 4-5 whorls.[2]

The width of the shell is up to 10.5 mm.[2] The height of the shell is up to 16.5 mm.[2] The width of the aperture is 6 mm.[2] The height of the aperture is 9 mm.[2]

The length of the radula can be up to 21.5 mm.[3]


  1. ^ IUCN (2015). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h (in German) Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1897). "Über die Molluskenfauna der großen Süßwasser-Seen von Central-Celebes". Zoologischer Anzeiger 539/540: 308-320. page 318-319.
  3. ^ a b von Rintelen T. & Glaubrecht M. (2005). "Anatomy of an adaptive radiation: a unique reproductive strategy in the endemic freshwater gastropod Tylomelania (Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) on Sulawesi, Indonesia and its biogeographical implications." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 85: 513–542. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2005.00515.x.

External links[edit]

  • (in German) Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1898). Die Süßwassermollusken von Celebes. Band 1. In: Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1898–1901). Materialien zur Naturgeschichte der Insel Celebes. Kreidel's Verlag, Wiesbaden. page 53, table 4, figure 50-51; tab. 8, fig. 112; tab. 9, fig. 116.