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Ellobium aurismidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Ellobioidea
Subfamily  Ellobiinae
Genus  Ellobium
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Ellobiidae
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ellobium, Cassidula, Ellobiidae, Melampus coffea, Pythia

Ellobium aurismidae, common name Midas's ear shell, is a species of medium-sized, air-breathing, saltmarsh snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Ellobiidae.

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Description

Ellobium aurismidae is one of the largest members of the family. It has a shell reaching a size of 60 – 98 mm. The surface of this shell is usually brown or dark brown, but may also be white. The interior of the shell is white. The body of the animal is brown in colour.

Distribution

This species can be found in the Southwest-Pacific from China and Philippines to Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and in the Australian states of Northern Territory and Queensland.

Habitat

These hollow-shelled snails live in mud flats with vegetation, in mangrove swamps and salt marshes, but preferably away from direct contact with sea water.

References

Ellobium aurismidae Wikipedia


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