Cipangopaludina leucythoides (Cleaner Snail)

September 5, 2017 annualkillifish 0

The Cleaner Snail, Green Torpedo Snail, scientific name Cipangopaludina leucythoides, is a medium to large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae. Our snails originate from Vietnam. When the soft parts of the snail are fully retracted, the operculum seals the aperture of the shell, providing some protection against drying out and predation.

Species of the genus Cipangopaludina can be identified by their relatively large globose shells and concentrically marked opercula. The shell is conical and thin but solid, with a sharp apex and relatively higher spire and distant body whorl. This species has a small and round umbilicus and the spire is produced at an angle of 65–80°. Cipangopaludina leucythoides exhibits light coloration as a juvenile and olive green or greenish brown as an adult. The inner coloration is orange. The surface of the shell is smooth wit