Tylomelania kruimeli

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Tylomelania kruimeli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Sorbeoconcha

Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Pachychilidae
Genus: Tylomelania
Species: T. kruimeli
Binomial name
Tylomelania kruimeli
von Rintelen & Glaubrecht, 2003[2]

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

The specific name kruimeli is in honor of Dutch malacologist Jan Herman Kruimel (1884-1916).[2]


This species is endemic to the Lake Mahalona, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[1]

The type locality is north-eastern corner of the Lake Mahalona.[2]


The shape of the shell is conical.[2] The shell has 4-9 whorls.[2]

The width of the shell is 7.5-29.3 mm.[2] The height of the shell is 13.9-69.3 mm.[2]


This lacustrine species lives on the hard substrate.[2]

There are developing 3-14 embryos develop in a brood pouch.[2] Females gave birth to 2-14 juveniles.[3] The height of the shell of juveniles at birth is 6.5-11.0 mm.[2]


  1. ^ a b Köhler F. & Rintelen T. (2011). "Tylomelania kruimeli". In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j von Rintelen T. & Glaubrecht M. (2003). "New discoveries in old lakes: three new species of Tylomelania Sarasin & Sarasin, 1897 (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) from the Malili lake system on Sulawesi, Indonesia". Journal of Molluscan Studies 69(1): 3-17. doi:10.1093/mollus/69.1.3
  3. ^ 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]

"Tylomelania kruimeli". National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).