Tylomelania sarasinorum

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

Melania sarasinorum Kruimel, 1913

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

The specific name sarasinorum is in honor of Swiss naturalists Paul Sarasin and Fritz Sarasin, who described 20 Tylomelania species from Sulawesi.


This species occurs in Malili Lakes, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[3] Its type locality is lake Towuti, Loeha Island.[4]


Tylomelania sarasinorum is a lacustrine species.[3]

The females of Tylomelania sarasinorum usually have 1-14 embryos in their brood pouch.[3] Newly hatched snails of Tylomelania sarasinorum have a shell height of 0.5-8.5 mm.[3]


  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 223, plate 4, fig. 7. PDF.
  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. ^ 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.

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