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Shell of Mieniplotia scabra (specimen at MNHN, Paris)

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[2]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Thiaridae
Genus: Mieniplotia
Low & Tan, 2014[1]
Type species
Buccinum scabrum O. F. Müller, 1774

Pseudoplotia Forcart, 1950 – not available: no description[1]

  • Buccinum scabrum O.F. Müller, 1774
  • Melania granum Branca, 1908
  • Plotia scabra (Müller, 1774)
  • Thiara scabra (Müller, 1774)
  • Tiara scabra Preston, 1915

Mieniplotia is a

monotypic, the sole species being Mieniplotia scabra (O. F. Müller, 1774).[3]

Distribution and habitat

Mieniplotia scabra is coastal freshwater species that can also occur in brackish water. It occurs from the east coast of Africa to the south Pacific; it is considered invasive in parts of its range.[2]


Mieniplotia scabra has a rather small, somewhat ovoid-conical shell measuring 10–20 mm (0.4–0.8 in).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Low, M.E.Y. & Tan, S.K. (2014). "Mieniplotia gen. nov. for Buccinum scabrum O.F. Müller, 1774, with comments on the nomenclature of Pseudoplotia Forcart, 1950, and Tiaropsis Brot, 1870 (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Cerithioidea: Thiaridae)". Occasional Molluscan Papers. 3: 15–17.
  2. ^ . Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  3. ^ Bieler R, Bouchet P, Gofas S, Marshall B, Rosenberg G, La Perna R, Neubauer TA, Sartori AF, Schneider S, Vos C, ter Poorten JJ, Taylor J, Dijkstra H, Finn J, Bank R, Neubert E, Moretzsohn F, Faber M, Houart R, Picton B, Garcia-Alvarez O, eds. (2023). "Mieniplotia Low & Tan, 2014". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  • Lozouet, P. & Plaziat, J.-C., 2008 - Mangrove environments and molluscs, Abatan river, Bohol and Panglao islands, central Philippines, p. 1-160, 38 pls