Neritodryas sp. Batik

Scientific name Neritodryas sp. Batik
Descriptor non décrit
IUCN category NE
Family Neritidae
Genus Neritodryas
Neritodryas sp. Batik Neritodryas sp. Batik

Introduction

Neritodryas sp. Batik is a little fresh water and brackish water mollusc from the Asia.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Size
    2 - 3 cm
  • Colours
    dull
  • Mimicry
    leaf
  • Type of mouth
    radula
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    multiple
  • Size
    2 - 3 cm
  • Colours
    dull
  • Mimicry
    leaf
  • Type of mouth
    radula
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    multiple

How to recognize Neritodryas sp. Batik ?

Neritodryas sp. Batik measures between 2 and 3 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal. This mollusc is bicolore with a predominantly jaune, orange, noir and marron body. The also has multiple.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • Way of living
    diurnal
  • Venomous
    No
  • Diet
    grazer

Neritodryas sp. Batik is a mollusc living in a group or alone naturally found in the vegetation. This species is scavenger . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
  • Migratory species
    Yes

Neritodryas sp. Batik is a mollusc ovipare. This species is amphidromous. It gives birth to larvae in fresh water which are immediately carried by the current of the rivers to the sea. These develop in salt water until a juvenile stage and then migrate from the sea to the interior of the land to continue their growth.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    20 - 35 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 8.5

Biotope presentation

Neritodryas sp. Batik is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths. This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...). It is particularly observed near clusters of leaves or plants where it finds food and shelter in case of danger.

This species lives near large roots, in which it can find refuge in case of danger. This type of habitat is often found not far from the banks.

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Fishkeeping

Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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Bibliographic references

Taxonomy and Distribution of the Neritidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Singapore - Siong Kiat Tan - Reuben Clements - Zoological Studies - 2008.

A new species of Neritodryas (Gastropoda, Neritimorpha, Neritidae) from the Ypresian (Eocene) of the Paris Basin - Malcolm Francis Symonds - Cainozoic Research - 2016.

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