Brotia pagodula (Pagoda Snail)

August 6, 2017 killifish 0

Brotia pagodula (also known by the names Pagoda Snail, Porcupine Snail and Horned Armor Snail) is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pachychilidae. These freshwater snails hail from Thailand and are truly impressive to behold. Their unique appearance would make them an attractive component of any aquarium. They are named for their tiered shells, which feature spikes protruding from their shells in a spiral pattern. Their appearance and behavior are comparable to Malaysian Trumpet Snails, but Pagoda Snails are considered more attractive and desirable among aquarium enthusiasts. Their shells are primarily rich brown in color with hints of amber and mahogany.

 

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