Tylomelania carota

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Tylomelania carota
Tylomelania carota shell.png
An apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania carota.
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Tylomelania
Species: T. carota
Binomial name
Tylomelania carota

Melania carota Sarasin & Sarasin, 1898

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


This species occurs in the Kalaena River drainage, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[3]


Tylomelania carota is a riverine species.[3]


  1. ^ The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 July 2014.
  2. ^ (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 28, table 3, figure 28-29; tab. 5, fig. 69; tab. 6, fig. 92.
  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.

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