Tylomelania gemmifera

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Tylomelania gemmifera
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. gemmifera
Binomial name
Tylomelania gemmifera

Melania gemmifera Sarasin & Sarasin, 1897

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


This species occurs in Malili lakes, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[2] It occurs in one lake; the type locality is Lake Matano.[2]


The shell has 9-10 whorls.[2]

The width of the shell is 13.5 mm.[2] The height of the shell is 46.5 mm.[2] The width of the aperture is 8 mm.[2] The height of the aperture is 10.5 mm.[2]


  1. ^ IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 January 2013.
  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 313-314.

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