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    Hi guys:

    Well, some partners and me have a problen identificating this snail species. The seller told my partner it was Tylomelania sp., but we thing it's not. I have never seen a Tylo like that and I think it could be some relative to Melanoides torulosa [= Stenomelania torulosa] but I'm not sure because I've never seen this species in person, only by pictures, so I doubt what is really. For the moment, I'm only sure (90%) it's no a tylomelania species. Anyone can help us with the ID? Take a look at some pics:






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    These ones are from another partner that went to the same shop:






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    i think you are right dont look like tylomelania.
    i google the snails name and i think this is the one you said already Stenomelania torulosa.
    or else get a holt on a guy called kobal on this forum ,he knows alot about snails and he has helped me in the past good guy.

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    Thanks a lot monjak. I think we are right because time has passed and there is no signal of young snails in their tanks, so maybe they require brackish water to breed successfully. I'll ask Kobal anyway if he has seen this species.

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    Oh, I forgot it... one of my friends took a new pic of them at night. They all go out the substrate and climb by the glass:


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    very cool the look so prehistoric when the are out climbin an you can see all the detail.

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