Common name: quilted melania
Synonyms and Other Names: Thiara granifera
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Identification: Generally brown in color, 7 to 11 whorls, elongately conic shell shape with several rows of small tubercles (Abbott 1952).
Size: 6 to 40 mm; average 25 mm shell length (Abbott 1952)
Native Range: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China (Guangdong, Hainan); Hong Kong; India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal); Indonesia (Papua, Sumatera); Japan; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; and Viet Nam (Madhyastha and Dutta 2012).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Tarebia granifera are found here.
Table last updated 5/25/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: Fresh water
References: (click for full references)
Abbott, R.T. 1952. A study of an intermediate snail host (Thiara granifera)
of the oriental lung fluke (Paragonimus). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 102(3292):71-116.
Madhyastha, A. and J. Dutta. 2012. Tarebia granifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T165813A1102513. Downloaded on 11 September 2015
Revision Date: 3/7/2017
Benson, A.J., 2019, Tarebia granifera (Lamarck, 1822): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=1039, Revision Date: 3/7/2017, Access Date: 2/22/2019
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