Tylomelania mahalonensis

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Tylomelania mahalonensis
Tylomelania mahalonensis shell.png
An apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania mahalonensis.
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. mahalonensis
Binomial name
Tylomelania mahalonensis
(Kruimel, 1913)[2]

Melania mahalonensis Kruimel, 1913
Melania mahalonica Kruimel, 1913
Tylomelania mahalonica (Kruimel, 1913)

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

The specific name mahalonensis is taken from that of Lake Mahalona, where this species of snail lives.


This species occurs in the Malili Lakes, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[4] Its type locality is Lake Mahalona.[3]

Tylomelania mahalonensis shell.


Tylomelania mahalonensis is a lacustrine species.[4]

The females of Tylomelania mahalonensis usually have 1-11 embryos in their brood pouch.[4] Newly hatched snails of Tylomelania mahalonensis have a shell height of 4.0-10.2 mm.[4]


  1. ^ The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 July 2014.
  2. ^ Kruimel J. H. (1913). "Verzeichnis der von Herrn E.C. Abendanon in Celebes gesammelten Süsswasser-Mollusken". Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 19: 217–235, page 222, plate 4, fig. 12.
  3. ^ a b von Rintelen, Bouchet P. & Glaubrecht M. (2007). "Ancient lakes as hotspots of diversity: a morphological review of an endemic species flock of Tylomelania (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pachychilidae) in the Malili lake system on Sulawesi, Indonesia". Hydrobiologia 592:11-94. doi:10.1007/s10750-007-0765-8.
  4. ^ a b c d 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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