Tylomelania neritiformis

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Tylomelania neritiformis
Tylomelania neritiformis shell 2.png
Apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania neritiformis
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. neritiformis
Binomial name
Tylomelania neritiformis

Melania neritiformis
Brotia neritiformis

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

Tylomelania neritiformis is the type species of the genus Tylomelania.[3] This type species was subsequently designated by Johannes Thiele in 1929.[4][3]


This species occurs in:

The type locality is the upper part of the Poso River.[2]

Apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania neritiformis from its type description.


The shell is small and thick.[2] The spire is short.[2] The color of the shell is black with an violet tint.[2] The shell has five whorls.[2]

The width of the shell is 13.5 mm.[2] The height of the shell is 19 mm.[2] The width of the aperture is 8 mm.[2] The height of the aperture is 11.5 mm.[2]


  1. ^ IUCN (2012). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j (in German) Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1897). "Über die Molluskenfauna der großen Süßwasser-Seen von Central-Celebes". Zoologischer Anzeiger 539/540: 308-320. page 318.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Thiele J. (1929). Handbuch der Systematischen Weichtierkunde. Jena, Gustav Fischer.

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