Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822),

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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Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822)


Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822)  Figure 3H


Helix lineata  Gray in Wood, 1828; Melania celebensis  Quoy & Gaimard, 1834; Melania lirata  Benson, 1836; Melania semigranosa  von dem Busch in Philippi, 1842; Melania batana  Gould, 1843; Melania coffea  Philippi, 1843; Melania flavida  Dunker, 1844; Melania verrucosa  Hinds, 1844; Melania crenifera  Lea, 1850; Melania lateritia  Lea, 1850; Melania microstoma  Lea, 1850; Melania rudis  Lea, 1850; Melania granospira  Mousson, 1857; Melania broti  Reeve, 1859; Melania lyrata  Reeve, 1859; Melania chocolatum  Brot, 1860; Melania granospiralis  Zollinger, 1860; Melania asperula  Brot, 1868; Melania obliquigranosa  Smith, 1878; Melania junghuhni  Martin, 1879; Melania tjariangensis  Martin, 1905; Melania kritjianensis  Martin, 1905; Melania tjibodasensis  Leschke, 1914; Melania margaritana  Leschke, 1914; Melania martini  Oostingh, 1935.

Material examined.

BOR/MOL546, BOR/MOL3109, BOR/MOL3382, BOR/MOL6721, BOR/MOL8683, BOR/MOL8684, BOR/MOL8685, BOR/MOL8686, BOR/MOL8687, BOR/MOL8688, BOR/MOL8689, BOR/MOL8691.

Distribution and habitat.

Widely-distributed throughout the state, found from Nabawan, Keningau, Sepitang, Tuaran, Kota Belud, Pitas, Kota Marudu, Tawau. Most were collected from rivers.


This species is widespread in most water bodies from India to Australasia ( van Benthem Jutting 1956).