Indoplanorbis exustus (Deshayes, 1834),

Ng, Ting Hui, Dulipat, Jasrul, Foon, Junn Kitt, Lopes-Lima, Manuel, Alexandra Zieritz, & Liew, Thor-Seng, 2017, A preliminary checklist of the freshwater snails of Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) deposited in the BORNEENSIS collection, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, ZooKeys 673, pp. 105-123: 106

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Indoplanorbis exustus (Deshayes, 1834)


Indoplanorbis exustus (Deshayes, 1834)  Figure 3E

Material examined.

BOR/MOL6716, BOR/MOL8681.

Distribution and habitat.

Collected from rivers in Tawau and Tuaran.


Indoplanorbis exustus  has a wide distribution across Asia and is an intermediate host of zoonotic parasites ( Liu et al., 2010). In Peninsular Malaysia, the species has been shown to host Schistosoma spindale  , that causes cercarial dermatitis in infected humans ( Chiew et al. 2009). The snail was not recorded from Tuaran in the 1970's ( Lim et al. 1976), and both lots in BORNEENSIS were only collected in 2016.