Tylomelania towutica

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Tylomelania towutica
Tylomelania towutica shell 2.png
An apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania towutica. Scale bar is 10 mm.
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. towutica
Binomial name
Tylomelania towutica
(Kruimel, 1913)[2]
Synonyms

Melania towutica Kruimel, 1913

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

The specific name towutica is after Lake Towuti where it lives.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in Lake Towuti and in the Tominanga River, in south Sulawesi, Indonesia.[3] Its type locality is lake Towuti, Loeha Island.[3]

Description[edit]

An apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania towutica from its type description.

Ecology[edit]

Tylomelania towutica is a lacustrine species.[4]

The females of Tylomelania towutica usually have 1-7 embryos in their brood pouch.[4] Newly hatched snails of Tylomelania towutica have a shell height of 0.5-9.3 mm.[4]

Human use[edit]

It is a part of ornamental pet trade for freshwater aquaria.[5]

References[edit]

  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 220, plate 4, fig. 8.
  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 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.
  5. ^ Ng, T. H., Tan, S. K., Wong, W. H., Meier, R., Chan, S. Y., Tan, H. H., & Yeo, D. C. (2016). "Molluscs for sale: assessment of freshwater gastropods and bivalves in the ornamental pet trade". PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161130. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161130

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