Tylomelania centaurus

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Tylomelania centaurus
Tylomelania centaurus shell.png
An apertural view of the shell of Tylomelania centaurus from its type description (holotype, NMB 1339a from Natural History Museum of Basel).[1] The shell is partly covered by the sponge Pachydictyum globosum.
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[2]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Tylomelania
Species: T. centaurus
Binomial name
Tylomelania centaurus

Melania centaurus Sarasin & Sarasin, 1898

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


This species occurs in Lake Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[1]

Lateral view of the holotype of Tylomelania centaurus


The shell has 7.5 whorls.[3] The height of the shell is 44 mm.[3] The width of an aperture is 8 mm.[3] The height of an aperture is 11 mm.[3]


Tylomelania centaurus is a lacustrine species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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.
  2. ^ The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e (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. 36-37, table 2, figure 13-14.

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