Plectostoma turriforme (van Benthem-Jutting, 1952)

Towered braided snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Opisthostoma turriforme van Benthem-Jutting, 1952


Conservation Status


Last record: 1997

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Bukit Sagu, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

van Benthem-Jutting, W.S.S. 1952. The Malayan species of Opisthostoma (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia, Cyclophoridae), with a catalogue of all species hitherto described. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum 1952: 5-62.


Other references:

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Liew, T., Vermeulen, J., Marzuki, M. and Schilthuizen M,. (2014). A cybertaxonomic revision of the micro-landsnail genus Plectostoma Adam (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda, Diplommatinidae), from Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Indochina. ZooKeys 393: 1-107.

Schilthuizen, M. and Clements, R. 2008. Tracking land snail extinctions from space. Tentacle 16: 8-9.

Thorseng, L. & Seddon, M.B. 2014. Plectostoma turriforme. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58599800A58628551. Downloaded on 26 December 2015.


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