Melanoides tuberculata (OF Mueller , 1774),

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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Melanoides tuberculata (OF Mueller , 1774)


Melanoides tuberculata (OF Mueller, 1774)  Figure 3G


Melanoides fasciolata  Olivier, 1804.

Material examined.

BOR/MOL551, BOR/MOL1760, BOR/MOL1761, BOR/MOL6708, BOR/MOL6720, BOR/MOL6724, BOR/MOL6725, BOR/MOL6799, BOR/MOL7930, BOR/MOL7931, BOR/MOL8295, BOR/MOL8296, BOR/MOL8297, BOR/MOL8299, BOR/MOL8305, BOR/MOL8309, BOR/MOL8427, BOR/MOL8444, BOR/MOL8682, BOR/MOL8692, BOR/MOL8699.

Distribution and habitat.

Labuan. Widely-distributed throughout the state and on offshore islands, including Tenom, Kota Kinabalu, Pulau Gaya, Pulau Tiga, Tuaran, Kota Belud, Tawau, and Pulau Bohey Dulang and Pulau Bodgaya, off Semporna. Recorded from rivers, paddy fields, and concrete drains.


This species originates from West Asia and East Africa but has become widespread and invasive across the world ( Pointier 1999).