Tylomelania patriarchalis

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Tylomelania patriarchalis
Tylomelania patriarchalis 01.JPG
A shell of Tylomelania patriarchalis
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. patriarchalis
Binomial name
Tylomelania patriarchalis
(Sarasin & Sarasin, 1897)[2]

Melania patriarchalis Sarasin & Sarasin, 1897

Tylomelania patriarchalis 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 occur in the single lake and the type locality is the lake Matano.[2]

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


The shell has 6-9 whorls.[2]

The width of the shell is 26 mm.[2] The height of the shell is 82 mm.[2] The width of the aperture is 14 mm.[2] The height of the aperture is 22 mm.[2]

There are 6-7 concentric lines on the operculum.[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 i (in German) Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1897). "Über die Molluskenfauna der großen Süßwasser-Seen von Central-Celebes". Zoologischer Anzeiger 539/540: 308-320. page 310-311.

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