Amphidromus atricallosus temasek
(Tan, Chan & Panha, 2011)
English : Temasek tree snail
French : Escargot Temasek
Class : Gastropoda
Order : Stylommatophora
Family : Camaenidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known.
This species’ shell can grow to 3 cm wide and about 7 cm in length. Shell ovate with upwards directed whorls. Coloration is light greenish-white with yellow edge. Snail body cream with orange head and yellow edge on sole.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to Singapore. The species occurs from south Myanmar and south Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Lives in primary and tall secondary rainforests, on various kinds of trees.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species has yet to be assessed but it could be vulnerable to habitat destruction in most of its range. Singaporean subspecies protected.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known