Tylomelania wallacei

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Tylomelania wallacei
Tylomelania wallacei shell.png
An apertural view of a shell of Tylomelania wallacei.
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. wallacei
Binomial name
Tylomelania wallacei
(Reeve, 1860)

Melania perfecta var. wallacei Reeve, 1860

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


This species occurs in Maros karst, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[2]


Tylomelania wallacei is a riverine species.[2]


  1. ^ The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b 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.

External links[edit]

  • (in German) Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1898). Die Süßwassermollusken von Celebes. Band 1. In: Sarasin P. & Sarasin F. (1898–1901). Materialien zur Naturgeschichte der Insel Celebes. Kreidel's Verlag, Wiesbaden. 26-27, table 3, figure 27; tab. 5, fig. 68; tab. 6, fig. 93.